Commencement Week is an exciting time for the students graduating in the Class of 2016 as well as the entire Columbia community. The University Commencement ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:15 a.m. on Morningside Campus. School ceremonies and events will take place from Sunday, May 15 through Thursday, May 19. For information on individual school ceremonies, visit the School Ceremonies and Baccalaureate section of this website.
Faculty and officers have the opportunity to participate in the festivities by marching in the academic procession at University Commencement or by volunteering as an Event Host or Marshal for one or more of the ceremonies.
CAMPUS ACCESS ON COMMENCEMENT DAY
All faculty and staff must show a Columbia ID to enter the campus on University Commencement morning. This includes participants in the academic procession. Information on the best entrances to access Morningside Campus will be communicated later in the spring semester.
Space is extremely limited. Seats on campus are reserved for ticket holders and degree candidates only. We wish we could issue an unlimited number of tickets but we must first accommodate some guests for all of our graduating students. Staff and faculty who are not participating in the event are strongly encouraged to enjoy the proceedings via our live webcast.