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Families & Guests

Columbia graduates and families celebrate together after Class Day

Celebrate Your Graduate

We have an entire week of celebrations, ceremonies and special events planned to celebrate your graduating student’s remarkable accomplishments. We look forward to proudly marking this momentous occasion with you, your student, your family, and the entire Columbia community. 

Plan for your trip to NYC with our tips and links regarding traveling to campus, accommodations, campus accessibility, and dining & attractions. For ideas on how to celebrate your graduate, check out gifts and announcements, where you can view information on class rings, announcements, diploma frames, and more.

Curious about the difference between Class Day and Commencement or other Graduation events? Check out our Ceremonies & Celebrations page for more information.

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.