Welcome to University Commencement

Thank you for joining us to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of the Class of 2021! Scroll down for the full virtual Commencement experience and get to know our graduates.

*Please note that footage of individuals without face masks predate the COVID-19 pandemic or was filmed with approval from the University COVID-19 task force with strict adherence to safety protocols.

The ceremony is best viewed on a desktop, laptop, or tablet.

Watch the University Commencement above or on one of our other webcasts. 

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Please note, the ASL and captions stream will go live at 10:30 a.m. (EDT). 

For a PDF of the University Commencement program above, download it here.

Get your virtual celebratory kit!

Unleash your creative powers with this DIY celebratory kit. Check out the GIPHY stickers, photo booth props, virtual backgrounds, and more!

Commencement 2021 image with University seal


Check out a collection of photos, video messages, Commencement stories, award recipients, musical acts, and more—all in celebration of the Class of 2021!

On the night of Commencement, from sunset until 2:00 a.m. (EDT), watch the live stream as the top of New York's iconic Empire State Building lights up in blue and white in your honor! Join the rest of New York City as we all celebrate Columbia’s Class of 2021. @empirestatebldg