Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to the Class of 2024! Contact your individual school with questions related to your respective ceremonies and visit Graduating Students and Announcements for the most current updates.

Graduating students seated for Columbia commencement ceremony

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View/download the PhD Convocation program as a PDF
View/download the MA Convocation program as a PDF. 


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 programs administered by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Date: Sunday, May 12, 2024
Time: 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Location Change: Baker Athletics Complex (505 West 218th Street)
Speaker: Nim Tottenham, Professor and Chair of Psychology at Columbia University

Diploma: Diplomas will be sent to students at their “Diploma (DP) Address” on file with their school’s student service portal. Need to verify your diploma details? Get more information here.

Registration: The deadline for students who plan to participate in GSAS Convocation to verify their eligibility and register for GSAS Convocation was Sunday, March 24.

School Graduation Website: GSAS | Convocation 

School Contact
Erin Hussein
[email protected]


MA Convocation

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

Date: Sunday, May 12
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Location Change: Baker Athletics Complex (505 West 218th Street)

Speaker: Joseph R. Slaughter, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University; Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights

Diplomas: Diplomas will be sent to students at their “Diploma (DP) Address” on file with their school’s student service portal. Need to verify your diploma details? Get more information here.

Registration: The deadline for students who plan to participate in GSAS Convocation to verify their eligibility and register for GSAS Convocation was Sunday, March 24.

School Graduation Website: GSAS | Convocation 

School Contact
Erin Hussein
[email protected]