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Virtual Class Day Departmental Receptions

Monday, May 18


1:30 p.m.

Graduation celebration
Zoom link by invitation 


1:30 p.m.

Senior Toast for our majors 
For Zoom link, please email: 

Institute for the Study of Human Rights

2:00 p.m.

End of year celebration to recognize graduating human rights students via Zoom
For Zoom login information, contact Magdalena Medley (

Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race (CSER)

3:00 p.m. 

Virtual Graduation Celebration via Zoom
Contact person:  Josephine Caputo (


3:00-4:00 p.m.

Department Awards Lecture
Contact person and email for more information and/or for Zoom link.
Vesna Gasperov (

Tuesday, May 19

American Studies

2:00 pm

We are hosting a Zoom celebration of our seniors. Faculty, advisors, staff and families have been invited.

Biological Sciences

2:00 pm

Graduation party for biology related majors (biology, biophysics, biochemistry & neuroscience) 
Contact person:  Ellie Siddens (

Earth and Environmental Sciences

1:00-2:00 pm.

Class Day celebration: We will use this time to honor our graduates, hand out awards, and wish our seniors a proper farewell. 
This event is open to everyone: faculty, students, friends, and family! Please feel free to invite your loved ones to join in on the zoom and celebrate graduation!


1:30-2:30 p.m.

Celebrating all graduating seniors, PBK inductees, departmental honors and prize winners
Contact person: Thomas Dodman (

Germanic Languages

9:00 a.m.

Zoom Salute for our Major and Concentrators


1:00-2:00 p.m.

It will consist of two parts: 
1:00-1:30 p.m. toast with students, faculty and student speeches
1:30-2:00 p.m. office hours of individual faculty​

Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies (MESAAS)

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Graduation Celebration via Zoom

The event will include the presentation of departmental honors. But there will be nothing scripted or pre-recorded, so we will be delighted if any of you would like to share brief thoughts, memories, or wishes as part of the occasion.


12:00-1:00 p.m.

Graduating student celebration via Zoom
Contact person:  Jeremy Dodd (

Wednesday, May 20

Institute of Latin American Studies

1:00 p.m.

Zoom graduation celebration for our undergraduate students (LCRS major and concentration), graduate students (MA in LCRS), and ILAS student staff (both undergraduate and graduate students).
It will be a small virtual gathering by invitation only.  


1:00 p.m.

Graduation Celebration via Zoom
Contact person:  Meredith Landman (

Slavic Languages

12:00 pm

Graduation reception

For all our graduates (BA, MA, PhD) from Columbia University and Barnard College, and their families. Beginning around 12:30 pm, Slavic department faculty will start individual zoom sessions to make conversations and introductions to family members more feasible.

For links, contact John Lacqua (

Sustainable Development

12:30 p.m.

Senior Celebration - although we cannot be together on campus, this event will allow students and faculty to gather virtually to celebrate this remarkable achievement. Program directors, Jason Smerdon and Ruth DeFries, will provide brief remarks and the presentation of departmental awards. We will also show a brief video with pictures shared by students and messages from the faculty.

Contact person:  Cari Shimkus (

Countdown to Graduation

until Degree Conferral