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 21, 2019

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Alumni Auditorium, 650 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032

Speaker: NA

Tickets: Not required

Reception: Immediately following the ceremony; Bard Hall, 50 Haven Avenue, 1st Floor, New York, NY 10032

Caps and Gowns: Not required

Diplomas: NA

School Graduation Website: https://www.ps.columbia.edu/education/student-resources/office-student-affairs/annual-events/class-day

Contact Person: Andrea Patterson, ap3278@cumc.columbia.edu


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 22, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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

Speaker: Nancy Andrews MD, PhD, Dean Emerita of the School of Medicine, Vice Chancellor Emerita for Academic Affairs, Duke University

Tickets: Not required

Reception: Immediately following ceremony; The Armory Foundation, 216 Fort Washington Avenue, 3rd floor

Caps and Gowns: Required

Diplomas: Students will receive diploma at ceremony

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

Contact Person: Andrea Patterson, ap3278@cumc.columbia.edu


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 23, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall

Speaker: Joshua Marr, MD

Reception: NA

Tickets: Not required

Caps and Gowns: Optional, business casual attire requested

School Graduation Website: NA

School Contact Email: 

  • Sarah Bergren, Education Officer

E: sb3008@cumc.columbia.edu

P: 212-342-3804 (direct)

P: 212-305-4808 (IHN office)

  • Sharon R. Akabas, Director, MS Program, Associate Director of Educational Initiatives

E: sa109@cumc.columbia.edu

P: 212-305-4808


Professional Health Therapy Programs

Programs in Occupational Therapy: Graduation Ceremony

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Alumni Auditorium, 650 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032

Speaker: Lauren Reischer, Equine Manager and Fundraising Advisor, GallopNYC

Tickets: Five (5) tickets per graduate; additional can be purchased for $20 per ticket (for reception)

Reception: Immediately following ceremony, Bard Hall (50 Haven Avenue, 1st floor Main Lounge) at noon

Caps and Gowns: Required; can be borrowed from the department (supplies limited). Can also be rented or purchased from the Columbia Bookstore.

Diplomas: Mailed to students at a later date

School Graduation Website: NA

Contact Person: Jessica Bussey, Administrative Aide, jb4020@cumc.columbia.edu

 

Program in Physical Therapy: Convocation and Awards Ceremony

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Alumni Auditorium, 650 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032

Speaker: Gail M. Jensen, P.T., PhD., FAPTA

Tickets: Not required

Reception: None

Caps and Gowns: Required

Diplomas: Mailed to students at a later date

School Graduation Website: www.columbiaphysicaltherapy.org

Contact Person:

  • Cynthia Worthington, Admissions Coordinator
  • 212-305-0470