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Countdown to Graduation

We look forward to celebrating the Columbia College and Columbia Engineering Class of 2021!

The College's Class Day ceremony will take place on Wednesday, April 28, followed by Engineering's ceremony on Thursday, April 29.

Learn more about this year's ceremonies and celebrations.

Class Day

Graduation 2021 Event Dates

Columbia College Class Day

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

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

   Learn more about Class Day.

Columbia Engineering Class Day

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

Thursday, April 29, 2021

   Learn more about graduation exercises for SEAS undergraduate and graduate students. 

Columbia University Commencement Ceremony

A virtual commencement ceremony for all eligible April, May, and June 2021 degree candidates, and February 2021 and October 2020 graduates, from all schools and colleges affiliated with Columbia University, as well as family and friends.

Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10:30 EDT

   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 2021. 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 2021 Graduation events. 

   Learn more about guest opportunities.


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.