2020 Graduation Ceremonies
2020 GSAS Convocation
2020 University Commencement
Sunday, May 17
Wednesday, May 20
Doctoral Convocation Ceremony: 12:00 p.m. EST
University Commencement: 10:30 a.m. EST
An important part of our Convocation ceremonies is the recognition of the recipients of annual awards. We congratulate the following members of our community on their recognition by their students and peers.
Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching
The 2020 Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student is awarded to three PhD candidates:
- Michael Naft (‘19MPhil, Psychology)
- Diana Newby (‘19MPhil, English and Comparative Literature)
- Ashley Simone (‘17MPhil, Classics)
Note: If the links do not open in your browser visit the Commencement Day page and scroll to the bottom to view the awardees.
Columbia University Faculty Mentoring Award
The 2020 Columbia University Faculty Mentoring Award is awarded to two outstanding members of the Columbia faculty. View the presentation of the Faculty Mentoring Awards here.
- Professor Abosede George, Associate Professor, Department of History,
- Professor Ana M. Ochoa, Professor and Chair, Department of Music, and
Professor, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
Dr. Devon T. Wade Mentorship, Service, and Advocacy Award
The Dr. Devon T. Wade Mentorship, Service, and Advocacy Award recognizes a master’s or doctoral student whose work reflects the exceptional commitment of the late Dr. Devon Wade (‘18PhD, Sociology) to scholarship, teaching and mentorship, and service. Anayvelyse Allen-Mossman (‘18MPhil, Latin American and Iberian Cultures) has been selected as this year’s recipient because of her demonstrated and consistent accomplishments in all the areas recognized by this award: research and scholarship, teaching and mentoring, professional and community service, and community-building.
View the Convocation Videos
Note: If you are tuning in to the ceremony from outside of the United States and are having difficulty viewing the pre-recorded videos on the Marching Order site, click the links below to view accessible videos: