Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Congratulations to the Class of 2024! Contact your individual school with questions related to your respective ceremonies and visit Graduating Students and Announcements for the most current updates.

Columbia 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:  to be announced.
Time:  to be announced.
Location:  to be announced.

Speaker: to be announced.

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: to be announced.

School Contact:
Andrea Patterson
[email protected]
(212) 305-3806


Institute of Human Nutrition

Class Day Ceremony

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

Date:  to be announced.
Time:  to be announced.
Location:  to be announced.

Speaker: to be announced.

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 Contact: 
Alexander Sosa
[email protected] 
(212) 305-4808


Program in Genetic Counseling

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.
Location:  to be announced.

Speaker: to be announced.

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.

Registration: to be announced.

School Contact: 
Amanda Bergner, MS, CGC
[email protected]
(212) 304-6500


Professional Health Therapy Programs

Programs in Occupational Therapy

Date:  to be announced.
Time:  to be announced.
Location:  to be announced.

Speaker: to be announced.

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 Contact: 
Benjamin Koch
[email protected]

Programs in Physical Therapy

Date:  to be announced.
Time:  to be announced.
Location:  to be announced.

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 Contact: 
Jean Fitzpatrick Timmerberg
[email protected]
(212) 305-2814


University Commencement Details

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Time: Morning Ceremony, 9:00-10:30 a.m. 
Location: Morningside Campus

Get more information here