Past Commencements

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

University Commencement will be held on Friday, April 30. More Commencement related information will be announced by early-February of 2021. Please check back and visit our Announcements page 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.