4. Register for University Commencement
All students who wish to participate in University Commencement must register online. Although tickets are not required for graduates wearing academic regalia, tickets are required for guests. GSAS students may reserve up to two guest tickets if they register by the deadline; you may either print your tickets or send them electronically to your guests.
Please note that it will take some time for GSAS to verify your eligibility. You will receive an email from the GSAS Office of Student Affairs when you are eligible to register for University Commencement. Completing Step 2 (see above) well in advance will minimize the possibility of delays in accessing the Commencement ticketing system. Once you have been notified by GSAS that you are eligible to register for University Commencement, you may register on the University registration page.
Note: You can access the ticketing system only once; consequently, you may wish to ensure that your guests' plans are finalized before reserving tickets. Please be considerate to your fellow graduates and reserve only the number of guest tickets that you intend to use.
If you have difficulty registering through the online system, email gsas-studentaffairs [at] columbia.edu.