Class Day and Commencement

Class Day is a school-specific ceremony during which individual students are recognized for their achievements. As their names are read, graduates process across the stage, are photographed, and receive their class pins. Seating is general admission and no tickets are required for guests.

Class Day for the College of Engineering will take place on Monday, May 15, 2023.

Class Day for Columbia College will take place on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.

Commencement - Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - is a ceremony in which all undergraduate and graduate schools of Columbia University participate. No individual students are recognized, and President Bollinger officially confers degrees to the students en masse. Seating is limited and each student may request tickets when registering (online) to attend. 
The Countdown to Class Day website will be kept up-to-date with detailed descriptions of these events including dates and times, as well as specific resources for families.

Student and Family Support


Alfred Lerner Hall, 6th Floor

Call: 212-854-2446