Graduating Students

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

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

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!

University Commencement Ceremony

The Columbia University Commencement ceremony of the 267th academic year will take place on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) via web broadcast.

School Ceremonies

Each of Columbia’s eighteen 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].

Customize Your Festivities!

Unleash your creative powers with this DIY celebratory kit. Check out the GIPHY stickers, photo booth props, virtual backgrounds, and more! 

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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