Apply for Your Degree by December 2

In This Newsletter

  • Fielding Questions from Family and Friends
  • Apply for Your Degree by December 2
  • How to Get Commencement Tickets
  • Donate to Senior Fund
  • My Senior Friends Aren't Getting GradZone
  • Join the Alumni Representative Committee (ARC)
  • Senior Portrait Opportunities
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates


Fielding Questions from Family and Friends

If you plan to head home for the Thanksgiving or winter breaks, don't be surprised if your parents or other family and friends have lots of questions about Class Day and Commencement.

Some common ones you may hear are 1) What's the difference between Class Day and Commencement? 2) How will you get tickets for Class Day (none are needed) and Commencement (details below)? 3) Is there any information on accommodations and parking? Answers to anticipated questions are in the Families & Guests section of the GradZone website.

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News & Announcements

Apply for Your Degree by December 2

If you missed all the fun at the application event, you can still apply for your degree by completing the pdf form on the registrar's website and either emailing it to or printing and returning it in person to 210 Kent Hall.

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How to Get Commencement Tickets

You will register to attend University Commencement in the spring. When you do this, you'll also be able to request for up to four (4) guest tickets. GradZone will provide further details as they become available.

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Donate to Senior Fund

Many experiences throughout your time at Columbia were made possible by Columbia students of the past. Join the tradition by giving to students of the future! Donate to the Senior Fund: SEAS; CC.

My Senior Friends Aren't Getting GradZone

What do you say to a friend who says, "What's GradZone?" If you know someone who should be getting GradZone and is not, s/he should make an appointment with his/her CSA adviser right away!

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Join the Alumni Representative Committee (ARC)

Do you want to interview prospective Columbia students when you graduate? You can join the ARC and volunteer on behalf of Columbia from anywhere in the country or the world. Sign up to receive more information in the fall.

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Senior Portrait Opportunities

Senior portrait sessions wrap up for the fall semester on November 23, but additional sessions will be offered in the spring. Look to the GradZone website and future newsletters for dates and booking information.

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Upcoming Events

Columbia Bookstore Grad Fair Begins (3/11-13)
Baccalaureate Service, 9:30–11:00 a.m.
Engineering Class Day (SEAS), 5:00–7:30 p.m.
Columbia College Class Day, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
University Commencement, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Important Dates

Deadline to Apply for Degree

You are receiving GradZone because you 1) are in your senior year, 2) are a junior who is on track to graduate early, or 3) have graduated but have not had a chance to participate in Class Day. Congratulations!