Dean of Student Affairs

In This Newsletter

  • Parent and Family Programs: Here to Help
  • Class Day and Commencement: What’s The Difference?
  • Guest Access and Disability Seating
  • International Families and Visiting the United States
  • Accommodations
  • Senior Portraits and the Columbian Yearbook
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates

Welcome to Gradzone, our monthly newsletter and website, which function as a central resource for all Class Day and Commencement information and events for Columbia College and Columbia Engineering!

Every month between now and graduation your student will receive an email newsletter from Student Affairs with important updates on Class Day and Commencement activities. The Office of Parent and Family Programs will also share this …

News & Announcements

Parent and Family Programs: Here to Help

Dear Columbia Families,

In just a few short months, we will welcome you to campus to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2012 from Columbia College and Columbia Engineering. This is a very special time for your student and for you and we look forward to helping you build memories that will …

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Class Day and Commencement: What’s The Difference?

Class Day is a school-specific ceremony during which individual students are recognized for their achievements. As their names are read, graduates process across the stage, are photographed, and receive their class pins. Seating is unlimited and no tickets are required for guests …

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Guest Access and Disability Seating

Will a member of your party require disability access or accessible seating? Be sure to visit Gradzone to learn about accessing campus.

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International Families and Visiting the United States

If you are travelling to the United States for Class Day and Commencement and need documentation for travel documents or visas, please have your student contact his or her Advising Dean in the Center for Student Advising. The Advising Dean will provide an official letter in support of your travel.

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Accommodations

In addition to the myriad hotels in NYC, Housing Services will make available residence hall rooms to families and guests. Reservations go live on February 15!

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Senior Portraits and the Columbian Yearbook

Did your student miss his/ her senior portrait in the fall? The last opportunity for students to have their picture taken for the Columbian Yearbook will be from February 13 – 17 – make sure your student schedules an appointment!

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Upcoming Events

May
13
Columbia Baccalaureate Service
May
14
Columbia Engineering Class Day
May
15
Columbia College Class Day
May
16
Columbia University Commencement

Important Dates

Feb
13
Final Chance for Senior Portraits
Feb
15
Apply for Degree Deadline ASAP
Feb
15
Columbia Housing Applications Available for Graduation Housing
May
17
Seniors Check-out of Housing

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