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

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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

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

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: The Armory

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: Vagelos College | Commencement

School Contact:
Andrea Patterson
[email protected]
212-305-4028


Institute of Human Nutrition

Class Day Ceremony

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

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Location:  Alumni Auditorium & Schaefer Gallery (650 W. 168th Street) 

Diploma: 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

Class Day Ceremony

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

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Time: 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 
Location: VEC 201, CUIMC

Speaker: Rick Guidotti, Founder and Director, Positive Exposure

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: 
Amanda Bergner, MS, CGC
[email protected]
(212) 304-7703


Professional Health Therapy Programs

Programs in Occupational Therapy

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Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
Location: CUIMC Alumni Auditorium

Speaker: Janet Falk-Kessler, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Professor of Emerita of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Occupational Therapy) at CUMC 

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: 
Leslie Alas
[email protected]
(323) 530-4858

Programs in Physical Therapy

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Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Location: CUIMC Alumni Auditorium

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