Columbian students celebrating University Commencement, throwing their caps into the air, in front of Alma Mater and Low Memorial Library.

Countdown to Commencement 2023!

University Commencement of the 269th academic year will be webcast live on Wednesday, May 17, at 10:30 a.m. (EDT). Tune in to celebrate the accomplishments of this year's graduates.

School Ceremonies

Each of Columbia's nineteen schools and institutions conduct their own ceremony to honor the accomplishments of their graduating class. Sometimes called Class Day or Graduation Ceremony, these celebrations are typically smaller in size and more intimate than University Commencement.

Baccalaureate Service

The Baccalaureate Service is a multifaith service celebrating the completion of each undergraduate's academic careerĀ from Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of General Studies, and Barnard College.

Still Have Questions?

Contact your individual school with questions related to Class Day ceremonies, and visit the Graduating Students and Announcements page for the most current updates.