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2014

August 1: October graduates application deadline to graduate
November 1: February graduates application deadline to graduate
December 1: May graduates application deadline to graduate

2015

February:
Purchase graduation invitations/announcements
Students can begin placing orders for Academic Regalia through the Bookstore
Stay updated on everything to do with Commencement.

March:
Enjoy Spring Break!
Register for University Commencement and request guest tickets
Attend Grad Fair in the Morningside Heights/Medical Center Bookstore
Visit the Career Education Center for tips on improving your resume and looking for employment post-graduation
Notify your family and friends about University Commencement and your school's ceremony
Stay updated on everything to do with Commencement

April:
Connect with the Columbia Alumni Association about the great benefits after graduation
Download the Commencement App to your mobile device
Meet deadline to place your order for Academic Regalia without a late fee
Stay updated on everything to do with Commencement

May:
University Commencement tickets distributed
Final deadline to order Academic Regalia to ensure correct delivery
Good luck on your final exams!

Commencement Week

May 17-21: School Ceremonies and Baccalaureate
May 20 at 10:15 a.m.: University Commencement

After May 20:
Diplomas will be mailed directly to students at the DP address on file with SSOL. If there is no DP address through SSOL, the diploma will not be sent, and the student will need to make retrieval arrangements with the Office of the University Registrar. Please contact diplomas@columbia.edu with any additional questions about diplomas.

Update your information in the Alumni Directory for exclusive invitations, alumni benefits, and opportunities that you are now eligible for as a member of the Columbia Alumni Association.  alumni.columbia.edu/directory