Columbia Journalism School holds two events to celebrate the accomplishments of its graduates.

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.


Journalism Day

The annual Pringle Lecture will be delivered, followed by the presentation of professional and student awards and prizes. Prize winners will be recognized again in front of family and guests during the Journalism Graduation Ceremony (see below).

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway (at 116th Street)

Speaker: David Fahrenthold

Tickets: Not required; event is only open to students

Caps and Gowns: Not required

Diplomas: Not presented (student awards to be presented)


Journalism Graduation Ceremony

This ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of the graduating students from Columbia Journalism School. Students' names are read as they process across the stage.

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway (at 115th Street)

Speaker: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Tickets: Required

Reception: Immediately following the Ceremony at Furnald Lawn

Caps and Gowns: Not required

Diplomas: Will be mailed to the graduate’s address on file

Contact Information:

Lauren Schaefer
Associate Director, Events
Columbia Journalism School
212-854-9891
ls2999@columbia.edu