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Countdown to Graduation

We look forward to celebrating the Columbia College and Columbia Engineering Class of 2022!

Engineering's Class Day ceremony will take place on Monday, May 16, followed by the College's ceremony on Tuesday, May 17.

Learn more about this year's ceremonies and celebrations.

Class Day

Graduation 2022 Event Dates

Columbia College Class Day

A celebration of the accomplishments of all bachelor’s degree candidates of Columbia College.

Tuesday, May 17 at 8:00 a.m.
South Lawns, Morningside Campus

Learn more about Class Day.

Columbia Engineering Class Day

A celebration of the accomplishments of all bachelor’s degree candidates of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Monday, May 16 at 12:15 p.m.
South Lawns, Morningside Campus

Learn more about graduation exercises for SEAS undergraduate and graduate students

Columbia University Commencement Ceremony

A commencement ceremony for all eligible April, May, and June 2022 degree candidates, and February 2022 and October 2021 graduates, from all schools and colleges affiliated with Columbia University, as well as family and friends.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.
Morningside Campus
Ticket and guest limitations expected

Learn more about University Commencement.



Graduating Students

If you’re a graduating senior at Columbia College or The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, find out what you need to ensure you can graduate, receive your diploma and join the celebrations for the Class of 2022. The Senior Year Checklist gives you a roadmap for each step you need to take.

   Learn more about graduation requirements.


Families & Guests

We have an entire week of celebrations, ceremonies and special events planned to honor your graduating student’s remarkable accomplishments. Find information on ways to congratulate your graduate and how to participate in the Class of 2022 Graduation events.

Additional information about the ceremonies will be shared in the coming weeks – including details about tickets, health & safety requirements, and more.

   Learn more about guest opportunities.

As of April 2022: All graduates, visiting alumni and guests, who are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccination(s) for medical, religious, or other reasons will be required to do the following: 

  • Each unvaccinated individual over the age of 2 years old will wear a face mask during all events. 
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test, a same-day, at-home antigen test on the day of each event or PCR test within 48 hours of the first attended event, is required for any unvaccinated guest over age 5, and must be shown at entry for all indoor and outdoor events.


Life After Graduation

Whatever your post-graduation plans may be, you have the full might of the Columbia community behind you, ready to support you at every step. Learn about the multitude of resources that await you as a new alumnus.

   Learn more about life after graduation.