This ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of graduating students from the School of Professional Studies.

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.

Students' names are read as they process across the stage.


Ceremony Details

Date:  Monday, May 15, 2017

Time: 12:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: South Lawn, Morningside Campus

Speaker: Randall Lane, Editor of Forbes Magazine

Tickets: Tickets are not required for SPS Graduation; however, registration for guest count is required. Degree candidates may register up to four (4) guests.

Caps and Gowns:  Academic regalia required

Diplomas: Following the graduation Ceremonies, diplomas for May 2017 graduates will be mailed to the “diploma address” on file in SSOL. October 2016 and February 2017 graduates will have received their diplomas in the mail up to two months following their graduation dates after completing the Graduate Exit Survey. 

Reception: On Ancel Plaza, immediately following the ceremony (approximately 3:00 p.m.)

For more information, please contact: graduation@sps.columbia.edu