This ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of graduating students from the School of General Studies.

Please note that gates will open approximately 1 hour before each ceremony begins; it is best to confirm specific arrival times with the individual school.

Students' names are read as they process across the stage.

Ceremony Details

Date: Monday, May 15, 2017

Time: 8:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Location: South Lawn, Morningside Campus


Class Day Keynote Speaker | Julia Bacha ’03 GS
Class of 2017 Valedictorian | Colin Valentini
Class of 2017 Salutatorian | Rozanne Gooding Silverwood

Tickets: Not required

Reception: Avery Plaza, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Caps and Gowns: Required

Diplomas: For May 2017 GS graduates, diplomas are mailed within three weeks after Commencement to the diploma address listed in SSOL

Contact Information:

GS Student Life, Office of the Dean of Students
Columbia University | School of General Studies
School’s Graduation Ceremony Site: