In honor of Columbia’s diverse student community and complementing the school- and University-wide graduation ceremonies, we are proud to also offer Multicultural Graduation Celebrations, which provide a more intimate setting for students who self-identify in a variety of ways. These events invite community members to reflect on personal growth and community experiences that have impacted their time as students through to graduation. All students are invited to participate in these celebrations.
Multicultural Affairs Graduation Cord Ceremony: Tuesday, May 2
Lavender Graduation Celebration (LGBTQIA+ community): Wednesday, May 3
Asian Graduation Celebration: Thursday, May 4
FLI Graduation Celebration (First-generation and/or low-income community): Monday, May 15
Black Graduation Celebration: Tuesday, May 16
Latinx Graduation Celebration: Tuesday, May 16
Native Graduation Celebration: Wednesday, May 17
ELIGIBILTY: Participation is open to all Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, General Studies and Barnard College graduating seniors.
DEADLINES: Each ceremony has a corresponding regalia accessory (stole, medallion, pin, or tassel). The registration deadline to reserve your regalia accessory is Sunday, March 26. (For graduates registering after March 26, the receipt of regalia accessories will be determined on availability and is not guaranteed.) The registration deadline to participate in the celebrations is Sunday, April 30.
GUEST REGISTRATION: Registration for family, friends, alumni, faculty, staff and other students is now open.
Find more information about school Class Day ceremonies and University Commencement.