Class of 2019, use this checklist to confirm that you are on track to graduate in May.
Review your Degree Audit Report in SSOL.
Make sure you will have enough credits (124 for College students, 128 for Engineering students) to graduate.
Meet with your CSA adviser to confirm your eligibility to graduate.
Meet with your academic department adviser to be cleared for your major or concentration.
Confirm that all of your grades and/or incomplete grades from previous semesters are posted and that you have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better.
Pay the balances on all of your accounts, and check SSOL to ensure that no holds have been placed.
Once all of that is out of the way, get ready to attend graduation...
- Register for University Commencement in the spring and request tickets for your guests if you plan to attend.
- Update your contact information in SSOL, and double-check the spelling of your name. Information from SSOL will be used for both the Class Day program and for shipping your diploma!
- Purchase your cap and gown from the bookstore and keep it in a safe place until graduation.
- All students whose financial aid packages include federal loans are required to complete an exit interview with Student Financial Services via SSOL.
- Discuss with your family and guests where you will meet them following Class Day and Commencement.
And prepare for life after Columbia!
- Visit the Center for Career Education (CCE) for help with your job search.
- Be completely moved out of your on-campus residence by noon on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Visit Columbia Housing's check-out website for the detailed check-out procedure.
- Register for your Alumni Association through the Columbia College Alumni Association or the Columbia Engineering Alumni Association.
- Look for your diploma in the mail! Diplomas for May 2019 graduates will be mailed after graduation to the “Diploma Address” on file in SSOL.
- Take the three-minute Graduating Student Survey. This survey is the University’s effort to understand your post-graduation plans and to enhance programs and services offered by the Center for Career Education.
- Join the Alumni Representative Committee (ARC) to interview prospective Columbia students, represent Columbia at college fairs, and attend events for admitted students.