Celebrate With Us!
No matter where in the world you are, we hope you’ll gather family and friends to cheer on your graduate and show your support for the Class of 2021. From virtual ceremonies to digital downloads and congratulatory messages, we have lots of ways to celebrate their accomplishments
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.
We've launched a “Kudo Board” for the Columbia Engineering community to share messages and encouragement with the Class of 2021. Please post your well wishes here. Posting to social media? Please use the hashtag #SEAStheWorld2021.
Social media posts
Share your enthusiasm by using the hashtag #SEAStheWorld2021 when you post to social media. Select posts using the hashtag will be featured during the class day virtual ceremony and these images will allow us to have a truly special celebration online.
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.
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.
Class Day and Commencement Watch Gatherings
Don’t forget to join us on April 29 at 10:00 a.m. EDT for Class Day, and April 30 for the virtual Commencement ceremony. The Empire State Building will again light up from sunset until 2:00 a.m. EDT in blue and white in honor of our graduates!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.