Professional Studies

Congratulations to the Class of 2023! 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 during University Commencement

This ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of graduating students from the School of Professional Studies.

Ceremony Details 

Date: Friday, May 12, 2023
Location: South Lawn, Morningside Campus

Morning Ceremony: 10:00 a.m.

Faculty Speaker: Sarah Holloway,
Lecturer in Discipline and Program Director, Nonprofit Management, School of Professional Studies.
Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs

Student Speaker: Caitlin Lasher, 
2023 Candidate, M.S. in Nonprofit Management, School of Professional Studies

Afternoon Ceremony: 1:45 p.m.

Faculty Speaker: Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida,
Professor of Practice and Program Director, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Vice Chair of Faculty, School of Professional Studies

Student Speaker: Lavar Matthews, 
2023 Graduate, M.S. in Human Capital Management, School of Professional Studies

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."

School Graduation Website: SPS Graduation & University Commencement Graduation Details | Columbia University School of Professional Studies

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