University Commencement is the Columbia-wide ceremony in which degrees are officially conferred. All of the University's schools participate in this event. The ceremony also recognizes recipients of honorary degrees as well as the Columbia alumni medal and outstanding teaching awards. The Commencement speaker is traditionally the president of the University.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
General admission gates open - guests must present their tickets
Degree candidates line up by school at designated locations - candidates must wear regalia and have their Columbia ID card
Degree candidate procession begins
Academic procession begins
Commencement exercises begin
Please check the University's Commencement website for full details.