2006 Commencement Photo Gallery
By Eileen Barroso and Chris Taggart
On May 17, Columbia held commencement exercises ending its 252nd academic year. More than 30,000 students, alumni, faculty and guests gathered on the Morningside campus for the ceremony. University President Lee C. Bollinger, who began his Columbia tenure in June 2002, shortly before the arrival of this graduating class, delivered the address, following tradition (view video of the ceremony).