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May 20, 2014

Columbia College Class Day – Congratulations Graduates – see live webcasts

Congratulations 2014 Graduates of Columbia College! The Columbia College Class Day Ceremony is being held this morning at 9:30 a.m. on the South Lawn of the Morningside Campus. The ceremony is held rain or shine, so please prepare your guests and bring an umbrella, poncho, etc. The ceremony is being live-streamed.

May 19, 2014

General Studies Class Day/School of Continuing Education Class Day/SEAS Class Day – Congratulations Graduates – see live webcasts

Congratulations 2014 Graduates of the School of General Studies! The School of General Studies Class Day Ceremony is being held this morning at 9 a.m. on the South Lawn of the Morningside Campus! The ceremony is held rain or shine, so please prepare your guests and bring an umbrella, poncho, etc. The ceremony is being live-streamed.

Congratulations 2014 Graduates of the School of Continuing Education! The School of Continuing Education Class Day Ceremony is being held this afternoon at 1 p.m. on the South Lawn of the Morningside Campus! The ceremony is held rain or shine, so please prepare your guests and bring an umbrella, poncho, etc. The ceremony is being live-streamed.

Congratulations 2014 Graduates of The Fu Foundation of Engineering & Applied Science! Columbia Engineering Class Day is being held today at 5:00 p.m. on the South Lawn of the Morningside Campus! The ceremony is held rain or shine, so please prepare your guests and bring an umbrella, poncho, etc. The ceremony is being live-streamed.

May 18, 2014

Baccalaureate Service/Business School Recognition Ceremony/ GSAS Convocations – Congratulations Graduates – see live webcasts

The Baccalaureate Service for undergraduate degree candidates in Columbia College, the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of General Studies, and Barnard College, will be held this morning at 9:30 a.m. in St. Paul’s Chapel. The ceremony is being live-streamed.

Congratulations 2014 Graduates of Columbia Business School! The Business School Recognition Ceremony for MBA Candidates will be held this morning at 11:00 a.m. on the South Lawn of the Morningside Campus! The ceremony is held rain or shine, so please prepare your guests and bring an umbrella, poncho, etc.The ceremony is being live-streamed.

Congratulations 2014 Graduates of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences! The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences PhD and MA Convocations ceremonies are being held at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively, on the South Lawn of the Morningside Campus! The ceremony is held rain or shine, so please prepare your guests and bring an umbrella, poncho, etc. Both ceremonies will be live-streamed: PhD Ceremony; MA Ceremony.

May 2, 2014

Check out the Columbia University Commencement Week 2014 mobile app for essential on-the-go Commencement Day, Baccalaureate Service, and other ceremony details. Make sure you have up-to-date information as you participate in events: check ceremony schedules, understand campus access, view maps, and keep track of important details. Please also share with your guests as they prepare for their visit to campus. Go to m.commencement.columbia.edu.

April 30, 2014

Graduating Students: Please make sure that you distribute your University Commencement tickets to your families and guests before Commencement day. As graduates and guests gather in different locations for the ceremony, it is extremely difficult to navigate campus and give your guests there tickets that morning.
For more information on Commencement tickets, please visit the Tickets section of this website.

April 14, 2014

Columbia Announces 2014 Honorary Degree Recipients.
Honorary Degrees are awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to research, publication, law, science, government, education and literature. Honorary degrees were first awarded by Columbia in 1758. Honorees do not need to be graduates of Columbia University.
The University Medal for Excellence is awarded each year to an alumnus or alumna, under 45 years of age, whose record in scholarship, public service, or professional life is outstanding.

March 31, 2014

Undergraduate students from the School of General Studies, Columbia College, Barnard College, and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences can now register to participate in the Baccalaureate Service being held on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in St. Paul's Chapel. For more information, please visit the Baccalaureate Service web page on the Commencement website.

March 3, 2014

Families and Guests: Reservations for Commencement are now available. Please visit the Commencement Housing website for more information and to place your reservation.

February 5, 2014

Graduating Students: Registration for University Commencement and the option to request tickets for your guests will begin in early March. Please check your email in the coming weeks for a notice from your respective school on how to register and request guest tickets.

For more information on Commencement tickets, please visit the Tickets section of this website.

June 25, 2013

Read a transcript of President Bollinger's 2013 Commencement Address.

May 30

View videos of selected Commencement Week ceremonies.

Archived videos will be uploaded here in the coming days.