Student Affairs

In This Newsletter

  • What Happens If You Only Want to Go to Class Day?
  • Commencement Ticket Distribution (May 8 & 9)
  • Remember Your Regalia, Or...
  • Disability Services
  • Donate to Senior Fund (Before It’s Too Late!)
  • Order Your Copy of the Columbian (Yearbook)
  • Know Your Commencement History
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates

A sea of Columbia blue during Commencement 2012

By this point, you know the drill. There are FIVE days left to register and request tickets (this single online form allows you to do both) for up to four guests if you plan to participate in Commencement. After April 22, tickets are not guaranteed and may no longer be available

Students who applied for their degree on or after March 21 will need to email GradZone for instructions on how to register as additional …

News & Announcements

What Happens If You Only Want to Go to Class Day?

You will not need to register to attend Class Day or request guest tickets as there is open general seating. You will need to let your adviser know you plan to walk (and you've done that …

Commencement Ticket Distribution (May 8 & 9)

After you've registered for Commencement and have requested tickets for your guests, you'll need to pick them up at our special ticket distribution events on May 8, 1:00-5:00 p.m., and May 9, 4:00-8:00 p.m., in Alfred …

Remember Your Regalia, Or...

It's Class Day. All your friends and family are here to see you walk across that stage. You think you've done everything you need to, but wait! You forgot to pick up your cap and gown! And there's a super-long line at the bookstore! Your class is processing without you! Nooooo!!!

Avoid …

Disability Services

Students requiring accommodations during University Commencement or class day ceremonies, including graduates whose disabilities limit their ability to walk or negotiate stairs, should contact Disability Services no later than Friday, May 10. For further …

Donate to Senior Fund (Before It’s Too Late!)

Many opportunities you have experienced throughout your time at Columbia, from living in Carman to reading the classics, have been made possible by Columbia students of the past. Now, it is your turn to join the tradition by giving to CC and SEAS students of the future. Donate any dollar amount to …

Order Your Copy of the Columbian (Yearbook)

The Columbia traditions, campus events, class trips, senior portraits, Commencement, homecoming, sports, NYC's buzzing atmosphere, and the West Side neighborhood you called home for four years, plus so much more is all in one 256 full color page, beautifully bound yearbook celebrating your Columbia …

Know Your Commencement History

Q: What is the Commencement ceremony “mace”?

A: The eighteenth–century mace carried in the Columbia ceremonies was given to the University by the late Judge John Munro Woolsey, LL.B. 1901, LL.D. 1929. It is of Sheffield plate, topped with a king’s …

 

Upcoming Events

Apr
19
What to Expect From the First Week of Work, April 19, 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Apr
22
Columbia College Senior Dessert Reception, 6:30 p.m.
Apr
25
Asian Graduation, 6:00 p.m.
May
7
Columbia Engineering Senior Dinner, 7:00 p.m.
May
7
Columbia College Senior Dinner, 8:00 p.m.
May
8
Lavender Graduation, 1:00 p.m.
May
19
Baccalaureate Service, 9:30 a.m.
May
19
Latino Graduation, 12:00 p.m. (noon)
May
19
Black Graduation, 6:30 p.m.
May
20
Columbia Engineering Class Day, 5:00 p.m.
May
21
Columbia College Class Day, 9:30 a.m.
May
22
University Commencement, 10:30 a.m.
May
22
Native Graduation, 2:00 p.m.

Important Dates

Apr
22
Last Day to Register for Commencement Tickets
May
1
Last Day to Place a Congratulatory Ad in the Yearbook
May
8
Ticket Distribution, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
May
9
Ticket Distribution, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
May
23
Seniors Move Out by 12:00 p.m. (noon)