Accommodations During Class Day and Commencement
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Commencement Housing at Columbia
Columbia Housing will offer residence hall rooms on campus for families and guests. Applications for Commencement Housing at Columbia will be available in mid-February by visiting Housing Services online.
Address Update on SSOL
Please encourage your student to log into SSOL (Student Services OnLine) to verify the accuracy of his/her mailing address and confirm that we have current family email and mailing addresses. Don't miss out on receiving any graduation information!
Class Day is a school-specific ceremony during which individual students are recognized. As their names are read, graduates process across the stage, are photographed, and receive their class pins.
Commencement is the ceremony at which the President of the University grants degrees en masse to graduating students from Columbia's eighteen schools, colleges, and affiliated institutions.
Representatives from Prestige Portraits will be on campus from November 6–9. Portraits may also be taken in the spring semester.
Tickets: Class Day & University Commencement
Guests do not need tickets to attend Class Day, but tickets are needed for University Commencement. The University Commemcement Office is expected to release information on the number of tickets available and the distribution process later this fall, so stay tuned!
Contact Parent and Family Programs via email or Facebook, visit GradZone, or call us at 212-854-2446 with your questions.