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Columbia College Families & Guests

Congratulations to all


Celebrating families
Columbia College Family Celebration Kit

This digital Family Celebration Kit can help you announce your graduating student’s accomplishment and celebrate this momentous occasion with your own pride of Columbia Lions. No matter where you are, we hope you’ll gather family and friends to cheer on your graduate and show your support for the Class of 2021. Don’t forget to post with the official Class of 2021 hashtag — #CC21ofakind — when you share your Lion spirit!

Yard Signs

Add your graduate’s name to this full-color, 24 x 18” yard sign, then have it printed at a local print shop like Staples or OfficeDepot, or order the sign from an online print shop like, or To customize the sign with your graduate’s name, click the center of the sign in any PDF editing software, type in their name, and hit save — or ask your printer to add the name for you. 

If you’d prefer to print the sign yourself, we have also created an 8.5 x 11” version that is printable on a home printer. 

yard sign

Printable sign

Large Yard Sign

Fillable yard sign


Formal Invitation

Download a PDF of the invitation to the Class of 2021 Class Day and Commencement ceremonies and share it with your family members and friends to invite them to watch with you — or use it as a formal announcement of your graduate’s accomplishment.

formal invitation

Download the formal invitation.






Social Media Stickers

Use the Columbia College Class of 2021 GIF stickers on Instagram, Facebook and GIPHY to embellish your social media posts. Search columbiacollege and roarlions2021 on Instagram story stickers or visit GIPHY to copy links for other types of media. And don’t forget to add #CC21ofakind to your posts so they can be seen and shared by other graduates and families!

Class Day Messages

Share a celebratory message from you to all of our graduates – we'll display these on-screen during the Class Day ceremony. Submit your text and/or photos for consideration via our simple webform by Wednesday, April 28.

Family message






Watch Parties

Ask your friends and family anywhere in the world to join you in watching the Class Day ceremony and cheer together when your graduate’s name is called. While Zoom is the obvious option, other services like Kast and Invited offer video syncing and sophisticated voice chat tools that make it feel more like everyone is in the same room together. Download our video backgrounds to show extra Lion Pride! 



Download Zoom backgrounds.

Class Rings, Announcements & Other Gifts

Order a class ring for your graduate through Balfour. Many other gifts are available for purchase there and through the Columbia University bookstore, including photo books and commemorative items. You can also order Columbia University diploma frames through the bookstore.

Photo Props & Other Printables

Check out the Columbia University Commencement Office’s Virtual Graduation Kit for printable photo booth props, mortarboard toppers, social media stickers and other fun extras to customize your graduation festivities.

View Commencement Virtual Graduation Kit.

Congratulatory Messages in the Columbia Daily Spectator 

The Columbia Daily Spectator, Columbia University's independent student newspaper, will print personal congratulatory messages in its annual Commencement issue. This issue will be printed and distributed to graduating students, when conditions allow this. Space for congratulatory ads are available for purchase now — please reach out with any requests to

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.