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Announcements, Diploma Frames, and Grad Gifts

Consider commemorating this special occasion for yourself or your graduate with the following traditional items and gifts:

Announcements & Class Rings

While parents of graduating students will receive a formal printed invitation, you and your graduate may wish to let friends and other family members know of this momentous event with graduation announcements. Custom announcements personalized with the student’s name, degree, and major may be ordered online through the Bookstore's graduation vendor, Balfour. Class rings may also be ordered online through Balfour.

The Columbian Yearbook

The Columbian is the official yearbook of Columbia College and Columbia Engineering. For purchasing information, please send an email to

Congratualtory 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 8,000 times and be made available on campus at 6:00 a.m. the morning of Commencement. Details will be provided once they are made available in the spring semester.

Columbia University Bookstore Merchandise

During the Grad Fair (Dates TBD), discounts will be offered on select Columbia and Class of 2016 merchandise. The bookstore is located in the basement of Lerner Hall, at the corner of 115th Street and Broadway. Please contact the Bookstore by phone (212-854-4132) or email for more information or visit the online store to make a purchase.

Diploma Frames

Columbia University diploma frames are available for purchase through the Columbia University bookstore.

Commencement Countdown

until graduation!

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.