Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Contact your individual school with questions related to Class Day ceremonies, and visit the Graduating Students and Announcements pages for the most current updates.

Graduating students seated for commencement ceremony

Fill the lookbook with your memories!

Did you party at Grad Walk or snap a pic with the virtual photo booth? Or maybe you created your own special Grad Walk at home! Share your photos here or tag Columbia and use #RoarLions2021

Continue down memory lane and check out everyone’s photos and more below!


The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences holds two convocations to honor its graduating students.


PhD Convocation

This ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of all PhD candidates in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. (EDT) 

Diplomas: Diplomas will be mailed following graduation to the "Diploma (DP) Address" that is on file, based on each graduate’s degree conferral date in April, May, and June of 2021. Verify or update your DP address on Student Services Online (SSOL). Please contact [email protected] with any additional questions.

School Graduation Website: gsas.columbia.edu/graduate-life/convocation

School Contact: 
Erin Hussein
[email protected] 
(212) 854-6728


MA Convocation

This ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of all MA candidates in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. 

Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. (EDT)

Diplomas: Diplomas will be mailed following graduation to the "Diploma (DP) Address" that is on file, based on each graduate’s degree conferral date in April, May, and June of 2021. Verify or update your DP address on Student Services Online (SSOL). Please contact [email protected] with any additional questions.

School Graduation Website: gsas.columbia.edu/graduate-life/convocation

School Contact: 
Erin Hussein
[email protected] 
(212) 854-6728