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GradZone: (n) (grad' zon)

1. A monthly newsletter sent September–May to graduating Columbia College and Columbia Engineering undergraduate students to help them complete the tasks necessary to graduate and stay in the know about Class Day and University Commencement.

2. A website with the most current graduation information for graduating Columbia College and Columbia Engineering undergraduates and their families.

News and Updates

  • Apply for your Degree | Deadline: Thursday, December 1

Submit your "Application for Degree or Certificate" before the December 1 deadline if you intend to participate in May graduation activities. Instructions are provided on the form.

  • Senior Portraits for the 2017 Columbian Yearbook

Schedule your appointment at, entering school code 87186 or by calling 1-800- OUR-YEAR™ (687-9327), during normal business hours — Portraits will be taken in your dress clothes or business attire and in the official Columbia cap and gown. Caps and gowns will be provided. Please be prepared to provide the photographer with your major at the time of your sitting.

Frequently Asked Questions


What does a day in the JADE program entail?

In the morning, students receive instruction based on a web development curriculum for beginners. During the day, students will be visiting offices and meeting founders and other employees who will speak to them about the startup world. In the evening, after dinner and discussion, students will be taken on excursions in different parts of the city.

What is the program fee?

The program fee is $100.00 per student and covers food, transportation, and night activities during the week. Our application process is completely need-blind.  We are able to offer financial aid support to students with a demonstated need.

Who can apply to participate in JADE?

All current first-year undergraduate students in BC, CC, and SEAS are eligible to apply for the program.  All majors are encouraged to apply, as we want to focus on students who have had minimal exposure to the startup and tech ecosystem of New York! 

2017 Ceremony Dates & Times

Engineering Class Day (SEAS)
Monday, May 15, 2017
5:00–7:30 p.m.

Columbia College Class Day
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

University Commencement
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Procession begins at 9:30 a.m.

Commencement Countdown

until graduation!