The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences holds two convocations to honor its graduating students.


PhD Convocation

This ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of all PhD candidates in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Students' names are read as they process across the stage.

Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: South Lawn, Morningside Campus

Speaker: Frances Negron-Muntaner, Professor of English and Comparative Literature

Tickets: Not Required

Reception: The PhD convocation reception will take place on Avery Plaza immediately following the ceremony.

Caps and Gowns: Required

Diplomas: Diplomas will be mailed to the student's address on file

School Graduation Website: https://gsas.columbia.edu/convocation

Contact Person: Ann K. Madigan, Director of Administrative Operation, alk1@columbia.edu


MA Convocation

This ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of all MA candidates in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Students' names are read as they process across the stage.

Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: South Lawn, Morningside Campus

Speaker: David B. Madigan, Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences and the Dean of the Faculty of Art and Sciences; Professor of Statistics

Tickets: Not Required

Reception: The MA convocation reception will take place on Avery Plaza immediately following the ceremony.

Caps and Gowns: Required

Diplomas: Diplomas will be mailed to the student's address on file

School Graduation Website: https://gsas.columbia.edu/convocation

Contact Person: Ann K. Madigan, Director of Administrative Operation, alk1@columbia.edu