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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

If you have not submitted your "Application for Degree or Certificate," please do this ASAP! Instructions are provided on the form. Students who have not applied for their degree will be ineligible to request University Commencement tickets in late March.

  • Senior Portraits for the 2017 Columbian Yearbook | February 13-17, 20-24; March 27-April 1

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.

  • Grad Fair | March 7-9, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

The Morningside Campus Graduation Fair will be held at the Columbia University Morningside Campus Bookstore.

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!