Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! University Commencement will be held on Friday, April 30. More Commencement related information will be announced by early-February of 2021. Please check back and visit our Announcements page 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: TBA 
Time: TBA 
Speaker: TBA 

Diplomas: MD diplomas were mailed to graduates after April 15 graduation. 

School Graduation Website: https://www.ps.columbia.edu/commencement

School Contact:
Andrea Patterson
ap3278@cumc.columbia.edu 
(212)-305-4028


Institute of Human Nutrition

MS Year-End Celebration 

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

Date: TBA 
Time: TBA 
Speaker: TBA 

Diplomas: Our students are celebrating the completion of their course work, however, their thesis still needs to be completed. Diplomas will be mailed to the Diploma Address listed in SSOL after their degrees are conferred. For many of our students, this conferral happens in October of every year.  

School Graduation Website: N/A

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


Professional Health Therapy Programs

Programs in Occupational Therapy: Acknowledgment Ceremony

Programs in Occupational Therapy
Date: TBA 
Time: TBA 

Diplomas: Students will receive diplomas in the mail.

School Graduation Website: N/A

School Contact: 
Jessica Bussey
jb4020@cumc.columbia.edu 
(212) 305-0472

Program in Physical Therapy
Date: TBA 
Time: TBA 

Diplomas: Students will receive their diploma in the mail.

School Graduation Website: ps.columbia.edu/education/academic-programs/programs-physical-therapy/doctor-physical-therapy/current-students 

School Contact: 
Susan Kim
sck2160@cumc.columbia.edu 
(212) 305-0470