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Cast Your Vote for the Class Day Awards!

Each year, members of the graduating class are invited to choose the recipients of select awards that are presented at the Class Day ceremonies.

Newsletters

Miss an edition of the GradZone newsletter? Catch up with our archive below.

Senior Year Checklist

Class of 2017, use this checklist to confirm that you are on track to graduate in May.

Life After Graduation

Upon graduation, you will join a global community of nearly 300,000 alumni. As you enter this stage of your Columbia experience, you will have numerous opportunities to stay connected to Columbia a

Celebratory Events

Many events will take place in the final months of a student's undergraduate or graduate career at Columbia. Some are for all graduates, and others are for subsets of graduates.

Workshops & Seminars

The following workshops and seminars, known as CU: Connections, are the product of collaboration between multiple Columbia University offices and aim to provide inv

Announcements, Diploma Frames, and Grad Gifts

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

Campus Accessibility

We are committed to making the Columbia University Commencement Week events accessible to all guests.

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Frequently Asked Questions

JADE FAQ

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!