Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Congratulations to the Class of 2022! Contact your individual school with questions related to Class Day ceremonies, and visit the graduating students and announcements pages 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: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. 
Speaker: Mary Bassett, MD, MPH

Diplomas: Diplomas will be mailed following graduation to the "Diploma (DP) Address" that is on file, based on each graduate’s degree conferral date. Verify or update your DP address on Student Services Online (SSOL). Please contact [email protected] with any additional questions.

School Graduation Website: https://www.vagelos.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: Thursday, May 19, 2022 
Time: 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Speaker: To be announced 

Diplomas: Students will receive their diploma via mail a few weeks after their October 2022 graduation. They must have a diploma address listed in SSOL to receive their diploma. Verify or update your DP address on Student Services Online (SSOL). Please contact [email protected] with any additional questions.

School Graduation Website Students have access to graduation information through their Key Program Information Canvas site.

School Contact: 
Sarah Bergren
[email protected] 
(212) 342-3804

Alex Sosa
[email protected] 
(917) 334-7317


Professional Health Therapy Programs

Programs in Occupational Therapy

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Speaker: Penny Mishkin, MS OTR 

Diplomas: Diplomas will be mailed following graduation to the "Diploma (DP) Address" that is on file, based on each graduate’s degree conferral date. Verify or update your DP address on Student Services Online (SSOL). Please contact [email protected] with any additional questions.

School Graduation Website To be announced 

School Contact: 
Jessica Bussey
[email protected]

Programs in Physical Therapy

Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Speaker: Roger Herr

Diplomas: Diplomas will be mailed following graduation to the "Diploma (DP) Address" that is on file, based on each graduate’s degree conferral date. Verify or update your DP address on Student Services Online (SSOL). Please contact [email protected] with any additional questions.

School Graduation Website: https://www.vagelos.columbia.edu/education/academic-programs/programs-physical-therapy/commencement

School Contact: 
Kim Whittam
[email protected]


Program in Genetic Counseling

MS Year-End Celebration 

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

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Time: 2:30-5:30 p.m.
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. Verify or update your DP address on Student Services Online (SSOL). Please contact [email protected] with any additional questions.

School Graduation Website To be announced 

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