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

Ceremony Details

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: South Lawn, Morningside Campus

Speaker: Gary E. Knell, CEO of National Geographic Partners

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

Reception: Ancel and Reveson Plazas, Columbia University; immediately following the ceremony.

Caps and Gowns: Required. Regalia may be ordered during the Morningside Campus Grad Fair in March, which will be held at the Columbia University Morningside Campus Bookstore. If you are not able to attend the Grad Fair, you may still order regalia at the bookstore, located in Lerner Hall, 2922 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, t: (212) 854-4131;

For those not in the NYC area, the bookstore will accept orders by mail or fax and will ship via UPS from April through the beginning of May.

Diplomas: Following the graduation ceremony, diplomas for May graduates will be mailed to the “Diploma Address” that is on file in SSOL. October and February graduates will have received their diplomas in the mail up to two months following their graduation dates, after completing the Graduate Exit Survey.

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