International and Public Affairs

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!


This ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of graduating students from the School of International and Public Affairs.


Ceremony Details

Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m. (EDT)
Format: Virtual Ceremony 
Location: Zoom via Marching Order

Speaker: Madeleine Albright, SIPA '76, Former U.S. Secretary of State and Eric Holder, CC '73, LAW '76, Former U.S. Attorney General

Registration: Students must upload personal information in order to be featured in the Zoom, Marching Order slideshow.

Diplomas: Diplomas: 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 Contact: 
Office of Student Affairs
[email protected]