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

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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

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 [email protected] with any additional questions.

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

School Contact:
Andrea Patterson
[email protected]


Institute of Human Nutrition

MS Year-End Celebration 

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

Date: Friday, June 25, 2021 
Time: 4:00 p.m. (EDT)
Speaker: Uzonna Mkparu, Founder and CEO of Sun Group Energy, MS program Alumnus

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 [email protected] with any additional questions.

School Graduation Websitehttps://vimeo.com/event/983079  

School Contact: 
Sarah Bergren
[email protected] 
(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 [email protected] with any additional questions.

School Graduation Websitehttps://columbiacuimc.zoom.us/j/96722315060?pwd=SUFzc1pqQk1Lbmk4V0gyL1hMVDV2QT09

School Contact: 
Jessica Bussey
[email protected]

Programs in Physical Therapy


Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. (EDT) 
Speaker: Lawrence Harding, PT, MS

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 [email protected] with any additional questions.

School Graduation Website: https://www.columbiauniversitylive.com/dptphysicaltherapy2021/

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School Contact: 
Susan Kim
[email protected]