The University Commencement Ceremony of the 261st Academic Year will be held outdoors on the Morningside Campus, rain or shine.
View ceremony information for the individual school graduation ceremonies and the Baccalaureate Service celebrating the Class of 2015.
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Graduating students pose for a photo together as they await the degree candidate procession.
Graduating students express their excitement for Commencement Day with big smiles and hands in the air.
Students pose with Roaree the lion.
President Bollinger poses with distinguished 2013 honorary degree recipients.
Dara Taylor, 2013 graduate of the School of Social Work, stands on the steps of Low Library and sings the National Anthem to kick off the 2013 Commencement ceremony.
Members of the Academic Procession wave as students and their guests cheer them on.
President Bollinger gives the 2013 Keynote Address and congratulates the 2013 Columbia University graduates on their academic achievements.
Students look onwards towards Alma Mater and Low Memorial Library as President Bollinger gives the Commencement address.
Carol Becker, Dean of the School of the Arts, asks President Bollinger to confer the degrees of her graduates.
Columbia College graduates soldier on to the end of their Columbia journey.
Students from Columbia University Medical Center happily cheer as their degrees are conferred.
Graduating students give out big smiles to celebrate Commencement Day.
Graduates from the School of General Studies wave their flags as they reach the finish line of their undergraduate studies.
Barnard graduates grin as they come together on this joyous day.
Graduates from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences stand in their seats and cheer as their degrees are conferred.
An aerial view of the Morningside Campus filled with graduates, family, and friends as they celebrate this wonderful milestone.