In This Newsletter

  • How to Sit with Your Friends at Class Day
  • When Your Name Is Called at Class Day
  • Tweet Your #Columbia #ClassDay Experience!
  • Class Day Guest Arrival
  • Did You Register for the Baccalaureate Service?
  • Your Responsibilities on Commencement Day
  • Family and Friends at Commencement
  • Live Webcasts for Class Day and Commencement
  • Celebrate Responsibly
  • Senior Move-out (May 23)
  • Receiving Your Diploma
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates

Class Day Check-in

Check-in will take place in Roone Arledge Auditorium in Lerner Hall beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 20.

Before you arrive at check-in, make sure you are:

1. Dressed for the weather. The ceremony takes place rain or shine under the tent.

2. Carrying or wearing your regalia. All processing graduates must wear academic regalia.

3. Not holding any unnecessary items. There will not be storage or security for your belongings.

4. In possession of your CUID or, if you have graduated prior to May 2013 and no longer have your …

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How to Sit with Your Friends at Class Day

You will line up on the ramps of Lerner Hall after checking in. You must be in line by 4:55 p.m., when the bells ring to signal the start of the procession.

To sit next to someone during the ceremony, find a place in line directly in front of or behind him or her …

When Your Name Is Called at Class Day

When your row is signaled to stand, you will form a line on the east side of the lawn and have your photo taken as you approach the stage. On your way, give your name card to the advising dean at the podium to the right of the stage. You will then process across the stage to shake the hands of Dean …

Tweet Your #Columbia #ClassDay Experience!

@Columbia and @Columbia_SA invite you to celebrate your special day online in 140 characters or fewer. Tweet your pre- and post-graduation pictures and thoughts, and follow the conversation at #Columbia #ClassDay.

Class Day Guest Arrival

Seating will begin at 4:00 p.m. Guests should plan to queue up at the corner of 115th and Broadway for entry to South Lawns. Guests with disabilities should enter campus at 116th Street and Amsterdam and will queue up just inside the gates on College Walk.

Did You Register for the Baccalaureate Service?

Degree candidates from Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of General Studies, and Barnard College are warmly encouraged to participate in the 2013 Baccalaureate Service. All undergraduate degree candidates are asked to register in advance. Please …

Your Responsibilities on Commencement Day

The degree candidate procession starts at 9:30 a.m. after the chapel bells ring, so graduates should begin assembling on upper campus in the designated area for their schools …

Family and Friends at Commencement

Did you pick up your tickets, give them to your guests, and set a place to meet them after the ceremony?

Be sure to give your guests their tickets to Commencement at least the day beforehand, since you’ll be using separate entrances to enter campus that morning. You should also …

Live Webcasts for Class Day and Commencement

If you have friends and family members who are unable to attend Class Day or who don’t have tickets to the Commencement ceremony, encourage them to watch either ceremony live

Celebrate Responsibly

Be responsible and keep your celebrations safe! Seniors can face Dean’s Discipline (even through move-out) and be held accountable for their actions. Here are some rules to remember when hosting or attending gatherings in the residential community:

Hosts are responsible for knowing and obeying …

Senior Move-out (May 23)

Seniors must be completely out of their rooms by noon on Thursday, May 23. Late check-out fees ($150 for any portion of the first hour and $50 for each additional hour) and damage charges apply to seniors and will be posted to accounts. See how

Receiving Your Diploma

Diplomas may be picked up from academic departments following University Commencement on May 22 until 2:30 p.m. that day. Any diplomas that have not been picked up by this time will be returned to the Registrar’s Office and then mailed to the student’s diploma address in SSOL.


Upcoming Events

Baccalaureate Service: Sunday, May 19, 2013, 9:30 a.m., St. Paul’s Chapel
Latino Graduation, 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Black Graduation, 8:00 p.m.
Columbia Engineering Class Day, 5:00 p.m.
University Commencement, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:30 a.m., Morningside Campus (RAIN OR SHINE)
Native Graduation, 2:00 p.m.

Important Dates

Seniors Move Out By 12:00 p.m. (noon)