Thousands of family members, friends, faculty, and staff gathered to celebrate the achievements of about 570 graduating MA candidates and about 340 graduating PhD candidates on Sunday, May 14, 2017.
Find below fourteen photos that illustrate the excitement and pride felt by those in attendance. See many more photos on the GSAS Facebook page.
- MA Candidate’s Remarks by Ediz Ozelkan
- PhD Candidate’s Remarks by Liya Yu
- Closing Remarks by Dean Carlos J. Alonso
Master’s graduates take their seats.
MA student speaker Ediz Ozelkan shares what he has learned from Columbia and New York.
Sunil Gulati, senior lecturer in the Department of Economics and president of the US Soccer Federation, delivers the keynote address for MA graduates.
Economics students pose for photos after the ceremony.
Beaming MA candidates make their way past applauding faculty following the ceremony.
MA graduates celebrate on the steps of Low Library.
Andrea Solomon, vice dean of GSAS, leads the faculty procession at the start of the doctoral ceremony.
Angelica Patterson, PhD candidate in Earth and Environmental Sciences, spots one of her fans in the crowd.
Friends and family look on with excitement as graduates take their seats.
Two doctoral candidates share a fist-bump.
Dean Carlos J. Alonso greets Jennifer Rhodes, PhD candidate in Italian, and her son.
Stephanie Shiau, PhD candidate in Epidemiology, prepares to ascend the stage.
Alondra Nelson—professor of sociology, dean of social science, and keynote speaker for the PhD ceremony—applauds graduates.
Doctoral graduates are congratulated by faculty as they exit.