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Class Day

Graduation 2023 Event Dates

Columbia Engineering Class Day

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

Monday, May 15, 2023
12:30–3:30 p.m. 

South Lawns, Morningside Campus | General Admission

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Columbia College Class Day

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

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
8:00–10:30 a.m.

South Lawns, Morningside Campus | General Admission

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Columbia University Commencement Ceremony

A commencement ceremony for all eligible April, May, and June 2023 degree candidates, and February 2023 and October 2022 graduates, from all schools and colleges affiliated with Columbia University, as well as family and friends.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.
Morningside Campus
Limit 4 guest tickets per undergraduate student. The process for reserving tickets is expected to open in April, after spring break.

Learn more about University Commencement.


Graduating Students

If you’re a graduating senior at Columbia College or Columbia Engineering, find out what you need to ensure you can graduate, receive your diploma and join the celebrations for the Class of 2023. 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 2023 Graduation events.

Additional information about the ceremonies will be shared in the coming months.

   Learn more about guest opportunities.

Health and Safety

Columbia University is committed to protecting the health and safety of its community. Effective May 11, 2023, graduates, visiting alumni, and guests attending Commencement activities on Columbia’s campuses are strongly recommended to follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination and community guidance on indoor masking. Attendees will not be required to attest, show proof of vaccination status or recent test results, however, are encouraged to stay home if feeling unwell or testing positive for COVID-19.