Countdown to Commencement Day

Commencement Week 2017

University-wide Commencement Day is Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Graduating Students

Learn what graduates need to do in preparation for Commencement Week, including an overview of activities, registration information, where to be, and when to be there.

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Find Your School Ceremony

Commencement History & Regalia

University Commencement has been a Columbia tradition since 1758, when the first ceremony was held at St. George's Chapel on Beekman Street. Learn more about the history of the ceremony and some of the traditions still observed today.