How to access campus
Graduating students use the upper campus gates to meet your classmates at the designated procession lineup location. Carry your Columbia ID card, dress in academic regalia, and register to attend University Commencement.
General Admission ticket holders enter at 114th Street and Broadway on Commencement Day.
Guests with disabilities, limited mobility, the elderly requiring assistance, or those needing sign language interpretations can access the designated seating section at 116th Street and Amsterdam or 115th Street and Amsterdam.
Worried about the weather?
Levien Gymnasium serves as a climate-controlled, family-friendly viewing location for University Commencement. Guests with General Admission tickets can access the Levien Gymnasium on the morning of University Commencement at the corner of 120th Street and Broadway.
Give your guests their tickets
Tickets are electronic. Be sure to forward them to your guests and have them printed before Commencement Day, as you will be using separate entrances to enter campus that morning. Guests will not be admitted without tickets.
University Commencement is outdoors and will be held rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather and stay hydrated.
Guest seating is on a first come, first served basis. Guests should be prepared to possibly stand or watch the Ceremony from the indoor viewing location if General Admission becomes full.
Read the fine print
Please be advised that the selling or buying of University Commencement tickets is strictly prohibited. Be cautious of offers to sell, buy, or trade tickets. If the ticket is an unauthorized copy, the ticket holder will be denied access to campus.
After the Ceremony
Arrange a place to meet guests after the Ceremony. With so many people on campus, you may have trouble calling and texting, as cell phone reception may be spotty.
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