The Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons has several events to honor the accomplishments of the graduating students from its different programs.

The Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons marks its students' successes and milestones with several ceremonies and events throughout their medical education. These momentous occasions include the White Coat Ceremony, the Steven Z. Miller Student Clinician's Ceremony, Match Day, Class Day, and Commencement.


Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Class Day

This is an award/prize ceremony for the graduating students earning an MD.

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Alumni Auditorium, 650 W 168th St., New York, NY 10032

Speaker: TBA

Tickets: Not required.

Student Registration: Not required.

Reception: Immediately following the ceremony in Bard Lounge.

Caps and Gowns: Not required.

Diplomas: NA

School Graduation Website: 
https://www.ps.columbia.edu/education/academic-programs/md-program/md-student-resources/office-student-affairs/annual-events

School Contact: 
Andrea Patterson
ap3278@cumc.columbia.edu
212-305-4028


Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Graduation Ceremony

This ceremony recognizes graduates earning a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biomedical Sciences.

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: The Armory, 216 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032

Speaker: Lee Goldman, MD

Tickets: Not required.

Student Registration: Not required.

Reception: Immediately following the ceremony, The Armory 3rd Floor.

Caps and Gowns: Required.

Diplomas: TBA

School Graduation Website: https://www.ps.columbia.edu/commencement

School Contact:
Andrea Patterson
ap3278@cumc.columbia.edu
212-305-4028


Institute of Human Nutrition

MS Year-End Celebration 

The ceremony is an annual event celebrating the achievements of the graduating MS class. Students' names are read as they process across the stage.

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Speaker: TBA

Reception: NA

Tickets: Not required 

Student Registration: Required. Students should contact Sarah Bergren (sb3008@cumc.columbia.edu) for details.

Caps and Gowns: Not required

Diplomas: Our students are celebrating the completion of their course work, however their thesis still needs to be completed. Diplomas will be mailed to the Diploma Address listed in SSOL after their degrees are conferred. For many of our students, this conferral happens in October of every year.  

School Graduation Website: NA

School Contact: 
Sarah Bergren
sb3008@cumc.columbia.edu
(212) 342-3804


Professional Health Therapy Programs

Programs in Occupational Therapy: Graduation Ceremony

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location:  Alumni Auditorium, William Black Medical Research Building, 650 West 168th Street

Speaker: Colleen Rose, Occupational Therapist and 2019 Elizabeth Dole Caregiver Fellow

Tickets: Required, tickets will be distributed at the commencement rehearsal, limit five (5) per graduate

Student Registration: Not required

Reception: Immediately following the ceremony, Bard Hall

Caps and Gowns: Required 

Diplomas: Students will receive diplomas in the mail.

School Graduation Website: NA

School Contact: 
Jessica Bussey
jb4020@cumc.columbia.edu
(212) 305-0472

Program in Physical Therapy: Convocation and Awards Ceremony

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Location: Alumni Auditorium, William Black Medical Research Building, 650 West 168th Street

Speaker: TBA

Tickets: Not required 

Student Registration: Not required

Reception: TBA

Caps and Gowns: Required 

Diplomas: Students will received their diploma in the mail.

School Graduation Website: ps.columbia.edu/education/academic-programs/programs-physical-therapy/doctor-physical-therapy/current-students

School Contact: 
Susan Kim
sck2160@cumc.columbia.edu
(212) 305-0470