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

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.

The 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.


College of Physicians and Surgeons Class Day

Class Day celebrates the graduating class and recognizes students with the presentation of awards and prizes. 

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Columbia University Medical Center Alumni Auditorium, 650 West 168th Street, First Floor

Speaker: Teacher of the Year Awardee, TBA

Tickets: Not required

Reception: Following the Ceremony at Bard Hall Lounge, 50 Haven Avenue, First Floor

Caps and Gowns: Not required

Diplomas: To be presented at Graduation Ceremony


College of Physicians and Surgeons Graduation Ceremony

The graduation ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of graduating students from the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Students' names are read as they process across the stage.

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: The Armory, 216 Fort Washington Avenue at West 168th Street

Speaker: Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA – University Professor; Mathilde Krim – amfAR Professor of Global Health; Director, ICAP at Columbia University

Tickets: Not required

Reception: Following the Ceremony at The Armory, 216 Fort Washington Avenue at West 168th Street

Caps and Gowns: Required

Diplomas: To be presented at the Ceremony

Contact Information:

Stephanie Autenrieth
Director of Student Services
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
212-305-0343
sa2125@cumc.columbia.edu
 


Institute of Human Nutrition

University Commencement Information

This ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of Columbia University graduates.

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
 
Time: Class photos begin at 9:00 a.m.
Academic Procession begins at 10:15 a.m.
 
Location: Morningside Campus. Meet at Wien Hall.
 
Tickets: Required for guests. Students must show CUID.
 
Caps and Gowns: Required
 

MS Year-End Celebration 

This ceremony is an annual event celebrating the achievements of graduates from the Institute of Human Nutrition. Students' names are read as they process across the stage.

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway (at 115th Street) New York, NY 10027

Speaker: Jan-Willem van Klinken, MD PhD MS FACN; Senior Director Global Medical Affairs, Nutrition; Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
 
Title: "Food, dietary supplements and nutrition sciences: experiences in industry"
 
Reception: Immediately following the Ceremony at Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall (lunch will be provided)
 
Tickets: RSVPs required. Contact Mr. Alexander Sosa.
 
Caps and Gowns: Not required. Business casual attire requested.
 

Contact Information:

Alexander Sosa
Coordinator, Academic & Administrative Affairs
Columbia Univ. - Institute of Human Nutrition
630 W. 168 St. PH 15E - 1512
P. 212-305-8424, F. 212-305-3079
 

Sharon R. Akabas, PhD
Director, MS Program
Associate Director of Educational Initiatives
Institute of Human Nutrition
212-305-4808
sa109@cumc.columbia.edu

Institute of Human Nutrition website: http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/ihn/


Professional Health Therapy Programs

Programs in Occupational Therapy: Graduation Ceremony

This ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of graduating students from the Occupational Therapy programs. Students' names are read as they process across the stage.

Date: Thursday May 18, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Columbia University Medical Center Alumni Auditorium, 650 West 168th Street, First Floor

Tickets: Five (5) guest tickets will be available per graduate, and are required to attend the Ceremony (Additional tickets can be purchased for $20 per ticket)

Reception: Immediately following the Ceremony at The Armory, 216 Fort Washington Avenue at 168th Street, First Floor

Caps and Gowns: Required, and can be purchased or rented from the Columbia University Bookstore

Diplomas: Not applicable

Contact Information:

Jessica Bussey
Administrative Aide, Programs in Occupational Therapy
212-305-0472
 
Janet Falk-Kessler, Ed.D., OTR, FAOTA
Director, and Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, Programs in Occupational Therapy; Vice Chair, Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine; Assistant Dean of Education, College of Physicians and Surgeons
212-305-5267
 
 

Program in Physical Therapy: Convocation and Awards Ceremony

This ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of graduating students from the Physical Therapy program. Students' names are read as they process across the stage for the donning of the hood to signify receipt of the clinical doctorate degree.

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Columbia University Medical Center Alumni Auditorium, 650 West 168th Street, First Floor

Tickets: Not required

Reception: Following the Ceremony at Bard Hall Lounge, 50 Haven Avenue, First Floor

Caps and Gowns: Required, and can be purchased or rented through the Columbia University Bookstore

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

Contact Information:

Cynthia Worthington
Admissions Coordinator, Program in Physical Therapy
212-305-0470
 
Dr. Debra A. Clayton-Krasinski
Director, Program in Physical Therapy
212-305-6907