GradZone

When and How to Pick Up Your Commencement Tickets

In This Newsletter

  • Tickets, Get Your Tickets!
  • Four Days to Select Your Class Award Winners: Vote Today! (3/30)
  • I Can't Get to Ticket Distribution!
  • ...And After I Get My Tickets?
  • Register for Baccalaureate Service
  • Business Dining Etiquette Lunch (4/8)
  • OMA Graduation Cord Nomination (4/14)
  • Apartment Hunting in NYC (4/24)
  • Disability Services (5/9)
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates

Kat just registered. (Not really.)

So excited to register for tickets! Just can't hide it.

Tickets, Get Your Tickets!

The Commencement tickets you registered for MUST be picked up at one of the scheduled times. Please bring your CUID. (And a smile. After all, you're graduating!) See below for an alternative if you cannot make any of the following events in person.

  • Monday, April 21, 12:00–4:00 p.m., Low Rotunda
  • Tuesday, April 22, 1:00–6:30 p.m., Lerner Hall, Broadway Room (2nd Floor)
  • Wednesday, April 23, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., 401 Lerner Hall

Remember to register for tickets by April 11.

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News & Announcements

Four Days to Select Your Class Award Winners: Vote Today! (3/30)

Choose the recipients of select awards presented at the Class Day ceremonies! You may vote only once and only for the award(s) given in your school. Votes must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 30.

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I Can't Get to Ticket Distribution!

If you have extenuating circumstances, you may send someone to pick up your tickets for you. Your proxy must present a completed proxy form and his/her CUID at the designated University Commencement ticket distribution location to pick up your tickets.

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...And After I Get My Tickets?

Keep them in a safe place, and don't lose them! They cannot be replaced. Once you have them, let your parents know, and come up with a plan for getting the tickets to your guests before the morning of Commencement. (You think you'll have time that day, but you won't!)

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Register for Baccalaureate Service

The Baccalaureate Service on May 18, at 9:30 a.m. in St. Paul's Chapel is an interfaith service celebrating the completion of each undergraduate’s academic career. Students should register and wear regalia if participating.

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Business Dining Etiquette Lunch (4/8)

Come to the Business Dining Etiquette Lunch to learn how dine like the pros. RSVP, and practice good etiquette by only signing-up if you can make it. Space is limited. Tuesday, April 8, 12:00–2:00 p.m., Havana Central.

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OMA Graduation Cord Nomination (4/14)

Help Multicultural Affairs recognize graduating seniors (CC, SEAS, and GS) who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to diversity, social justice, and multiculturalism. At a special reception, honorees receive a cord to wear during the graduation ceremonies.

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Apartment Hunting in NYC (4/24)

Are you staying in NYC after graduation and curious about how to search for an apartment here? Come learn about apartment hunting in the city! Co-sponsored by CCSC and ESC Class of 2014. Thursday, April 24, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Lerner 555.

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Disability Services (5/9)

University Commencement is held on Low Plaza, and the processional route for students includes stairs. Graduates whose disabilities limit their ability to walk or negotiate stairs should contact Disability Services at 212-854-2388 (Voice/TTY) or access@columbia.edu by Friday, May 9.

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Upcoming Events

Apr
3
Seniors: Identify Your Skills for Success in the Job Search, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Apr
8
Business Dining Etiquette Lunch, 12:00–2:00 p.m.
Apr
24
Apartment Hunting in NYC, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Apr
25
Lavender Graduation, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
May
2
Asian Graduation, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
May
6
Graduation Cord Presentation, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
May
6
SEAS Senior Dinner, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
May
6
CC Senior Dinner, 8:00-10:00 p.m.
May
15
SENIOR WEEK: Sunset Cruise, 7:00-10:30 pm.
May
16
SENIOR WEEK: Rockaway Beach Day, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
May
16
SENIOR WEEK: BBQ, 5:30-8:00 p.m.
May
16
SENIOR WEEK: Columbia Club, 5:30-9:00 p.m.
May
16
Senior Shabbat Dinner
May
17
SENIOR WEEK: Coney Island Excursion, 12:00-8:00 p.m.
May
17
SENIOR WEEK: Masquerade Ball, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.
May
18
Baccalaureate Service, 9:30–11:00 a.m.
May
19
Engineering Class Day (SEAS), 5:00–7:30 p.m.
May
19
Latino Graduation, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
May
20
Columbia College Class Day, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
May
20
Black Graduation, 4:00–7:00 p.m.
May
21
University Commencement, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
May
21
Native Graduation, 2:00–4:00 p.m.

Important Dates

Mar
30
DEADLINE: Vote for Class Awards
Apr
11
DEADLINE: Register for Commencement
Apr
14
DEADLINE: OMA Graduation Cord Nominations Close
May
22
Seniors Move Out by Noon

You are receiving GradZone because you 1) have applied to receive your degree this May 2) have spoken with your CSA adviser about participating in the ceremony or 3) have graduated but have not had a chance to participate in Class Day. Congratulations!