Graduating Students

Learn more about the various ceremonies and experiences that make up Commencement Week! Visit the Announcements page for the most current updates.

CREATE & SHARE YOUR MEMORIES

Walk down memory lane! Who made your time at Columbia exceptional? Who are you celebrating Commencement with? Share your memories below, or tag Columbia and use #Columbia2023

University Commencement Ceremony

The Columbia University Commencement ceremony of the 269th academic year will take place on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. (EDT). Visit the announcements page for the most current updates.

School Ceremonies

Each of Columbia’s nineteen schools, colleges, and affiliate institutions conduct their own graduation event 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. 

BACCALAUREATE SERVICE

This annual multifaith service celebrates the completion of each undergraduate's academic career.

COMMENCEMENT WEEK CHECKLIST

This checklist will help you prepare for Commencement Week. If you need additional information, please email the Commencement Office at [email protected].

ACCESSIBILITY

Columbia University is committed to ensuring that Commencement Week is accessible to all graduates, family, and friends. If you need an accommodation for a ceremony, please contact Disability Services.

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