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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Columbia University graduating students process through the lush lawns of Morningside campus.
Graduating students pose for a photo together as they await the completion of the degree candidate procession.
President Bollinger poses with distinguished 2014 Alumni Medalists.
Smiling faces lead the Academic Procession to kick off the 2014 Commencement ceremony.
Columbia University Trustees and honorary degree recipients process down the steps of Low.
President Bollinger gives the 2014 Keynote Address and congratulates the 2014 Columbia University graduates on their academic achievements.
Peter Awn, Dean of the School of General Studies, gives an encouraging gesture as he confers his students' degrees.
Graduating students of Columbia College celebrate on Low Plaza.
Barnard College students smile and clap as they arrive at Low Plaza for the Commencement ceremony.
Graduates of the School of International and Public Affairs wave flags and inflatable globes in celebration as their degrees are conferred.
Mary Boyce, Dean of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, confers the degrees of graduating students of SEAS.
Graduates of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science wave their school tchotchkes as their degrees are conferred.
Graduates cheer and don regalia signifying their schools, academic honors, and extracurricular memberships.
2014 Graduates of the School of Journalism wave newspapers in the air as they applaud.
Smiling faces and festive garb convey the enthusaism of Columbia's graduating students.
Students from Columbia University Medical Center happily cheer as their degrees are conferred.
A Columbia graduating student shows off her personalized regalia.
Students listen and clap as President Bollinger speaks from the steps of Low.
Students and their guests look onward towards Alma Mater and Low Memorial Library as the Commencement ceremony takes place.