Past Commencements

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

University Commencement will be webcast live on Friday, April 30, at 10:30 a.m. (EDT). Contact your individual school with questions related to Class Day ceremonies, and visit the Graduating Students and Announcements pages for the most current updates.

Missed a ceremony?

Watch past events from our Commencement video library below. 

Graduates from Columbia's eighteen schools, colleges, and affiliate institutions carry objects representing their fields as they wait for University President Lee C. Bollinger to proclaim that they have been admitted to the degree for which they have qualified. According to tradition, the University President gives the Commencement address.