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Columbia Engineering Class Day

The Columbia Engineering Class Day ceremony is for all SEAS graduates whose degrees are conferred within the 2016-17 academic year, and their families. During the ceremony, individual students are recognized for their achievements. As their names are read, graduates process across the stage and are photographed.

Columbia College Class Day

Columbia College Class Day

The Columbia College Class Day ceremony is for all College graduates whose degrees are conferred within the 2016-17 academic year, and their families. During the ceremony, individual students are recognized for their achievements. As their names are read, graduates process across the stage and are photographed.

University Commencement

University Commencement

Commencement is the University-wide event celebrating graduates of all Columbia schools and its affiliates. The ceremony begins with the academic procession and includes the awarding of honorary degrees, the President's address to graduates, and the conferring of degrees en masse by school.

Countdown to Graduation

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Save the Date

May 15
5:00pm to 7:30pm

Columbia Engineering Class Day

May 16
9:30am to 12:00pm

Columbia College Class Day

May 17
10:30am to 12:00pm

University Commencement

GradZone

Announcements

Online Ordering Now Available for Caps and Gowns

If you couldn't make it to the Grad Fair, you can still get your cap and gown at the Columbia Bookstore or order it online. You'll just need to provide your height. Remember, you must wear regalia to participate in both Class Day and University Commencement.

If You Still Haven't Applied for Your Degree...

Get in your application as soon as possible! Depending on when it's processed, there may still be time for you to have your name in the Class Day program. The application form is a pdf that you can send as an attachment to diplomas@columbia.edu or return in-person to Kent Hall.

Dates to Know

Apr 5
12:00pm

Your Name at Class Day

Let us know how your name should be said at Class Day as you cross the stage and how it should be printed in the program by submitting this online form.

Apr 5
5:00pm

Cast Your Vote for the Senior Awards!

Columbia College seniors will vote for the Brainard, Rolker, and Alumni Prize recipients, and Columbia Engineering seniors will vote for the recipient of the Wendell Medal.

May 18
12:00pm

Senior Move-Out

Be completely moved out of your on-campus residence by noon on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Visit Columbia Housing's spring check-out website for the detailed check-out procedure.