Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

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.

Vagelos College graduates smiling for the camera

The Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons has several events to honor the accomplishments of the graduating students from its different programs.

The Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons marks its students' successes and milestones with several ceremonies and events throughout their medical education. These momentous occasions include the White Coat Ceremony, the Steven Z. Miller Student Clinician's Ceremony, Match Day, Class Day, and Commencement.


Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Graduation Ceremony

This ceremony recognizes graduates earning a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biomedical Sciences.

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Time: 6:00 p.m. (EDT)
Speaker: Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, Chief Health Equity Officer, Group Vice President, American Medical Association

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 diplomas@columbia.edu with any additional questions.

School Graduation Websitehttps://www.ps.columbia.edu/education/student-resources/office-student-affairs/annual-events/commencement

School Contact:
Andrea Patterson
ap3278@cumc.columbia.edu


Institute of Human Nutrition

MS Year-End Celebration 

This ceremony is an annual event celebrating the achievements of the graduating MS class. 

Date: To be announced
Time: To be announced
Speaker: To be announced

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 diplomas@columbia.edu with any additional questions.

School Graduation Website: N/A

School Contact: 
Sarah Bergren
sb3008@cumc.columbia.edu 
(212) 342-3804


Professional Health Therapy Programs

Programs in Occupational Therapy


Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. (EDT)
Speaker: Colleen Rose, Elizabeth Dole Caregiver Fellow

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 diplomas@columbia.edu with any additional questions.

School Graduation Website: N/A

School Contact: 
Jessica Bussey
jb4020@cumc.columbia.edu

Programs in Physical Therapy


Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. (EDT) 

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 diplomas@columbia.edu with any additional questions.

School Graduation Website: ps.columbia.edu/commencement

School Contact: 
Susan Kim
sck2160@cumc.columbia.edu