Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to the Class of 2022! 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 Columbia commencement ceremony

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


PhD Convocation

Watch the ceremony here:
https://commencement.columbia.edu/content/graduate-school-arts-and-sciences-phd-class-2022

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

Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: South Lawn, Morningside Campus
Speaker: David Scott, Ruth and William Lubic Professor and chair of the Columbia Department of Anthropology

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

School Graduation Website: https://gsas.columbia.edu/content/convocation

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


MA Convocation

Watch the ceremony here:
https://commencement.columbia.edu/content/graduate-school-arts-and-sciences-ma-class-2022

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

Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Time: 2:45 p.m.
Location: South Lawn, Morningside Campus
Speaker: Adam Tooze, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History at Columbia University

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

School Graduation Website: https://gsas.columbia.edu/content/convocation

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