Commencement

Each May, commencement ceremonies are held at Columbia's Morningside campus and at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Columbia University Commencement

Columbia University Commencement ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of all graduating students from degree-granting programs across the University. Students assemble on the Morningside campus to be presented for graduation by their school dean to the Columbia University president. Event details are:

  • Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  • Time: 10:30 AM (Candidate Procession begins at 9:00 AM)
  • Location: College Walk, Morningside Campus, rain or shine
  • Admission: Each graduate degree candidate may request up to (2) tickets. (Ticket allocations are determined by the number of graduates, along with the spatial and security constraints of campus.)

    Please reference email sent by Student Affairs Office for ticketing instructions.

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College of Dental Medicine Ceremonies

The DDS Graduation Ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of graduating DDS students from the College of Dental Medicine. Student's names are read as they proceed across the stage.

  • Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Location: Armory New Balance Track and Field Center
  • Reception: Armory New Balance Track and Field Center, 12-2pm
  • Admission: Tickets are not required

The Postdoctoral Ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of graduating postdoctoral students from specialty and residency programs at the College of Dental Medicine.

  • Date: Monday, June 17, 2019
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Auditorium, 2920 Broadway
  • Reception: Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Auditorium, 2920 Broadway
  • Admission: Tickets are not required

Class Day

Class Day celebrates the DDS Class of 2019 and recognizes specific students with the presentation of awards and certificates.

  • Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  • Time: 4:30 PM
  • Location: Alumni Auditorium
  • Reception: TBD
  • Admission: Tickets are not required