Ceremonies & Events

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

University Commencement will be webcast live on Friday, April 30, at 10:30 a.m. (EDT). For additional information or questions related to Class Day ceremonies, contact your individual school. Visit the Graduating Students and Announcements pages for the most current updates.

University Commencement

This annual University-wide ceremony celebrates graduates from Columbia’s eighteen schools, colleges, and affiliate institutions. Degrees are symbolically conferred upon candidates by the President of the University. 

School Ceremonies

Each of Columbia’s eighteen schools and institutions conduct their own ceremony to honor the accomplishments of their graduating class. Sometimes called Class Day or Graduation Ceremony, these celebrations are typically smaller in size and more intimate than University Commencement. 


This annual multi-faith service celebrates the completion of each undergraduate's academic career.