Missed a ceremony? Watch videos of concluded events from the 2018 Commencement Week by clicking the "Event Posts" icon in the upper right corner of the below video player.

For the Baccalaureate Service, follow the same procedure on the alternate 2018 Commencement page.

There will be crowns and inflatable plastic lions, oversized rubber gavels, giant protractors, hammers, and enormous plastic toothbrushes as the Class of 2018 marches onto Low Plaza for Commencement.

Graduates from Columbia's 18 schools and affiliates carry objects representing their fields as they wait for University President Lee C. Bollinger to proclaim that they have been "admitted to the degree for which you have qualified." According to tradition, the University President gives the Commencement address.