General Information

University Commencement

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
10:30 a.m.
Morningside Campus
Low Plaza

Graduation CapColumbia University holds one commencement per year in May for all graduates.  The university wide ceremony is held on the downtown campus in the quad.  Degree candidates are invited and encouraged to participate in the University Commencement on May 22, 2013.  Academic regalia (cap and gown) is required for all degree candidates.  Graduating students are eligible to receive a certain number of tickets for their family, friends, and other guests for the University Commencement ceremony. Please see "Guest Tickets" for more information. Degree candidates need no ticket if he or she is wearing academic regalia.
View CU Commencement Website

School of Nursing Graduation Ceremony

Graduates 2012 Tuesday, May 21, 2013
10:30 a.m.
The New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory Arena
216 Fort Washington Avenue at West 168th St.

The School of Nursing also holds a ceremony for nursing graduates each May.  The SON Graduation Ceremony includes the White Coat Ceremony, and is followed by a reception. 

There is no limit on the amount of guests students may bring.  Students will be asked to accurately RSVP for their guests later in the Spring term.
Academic regalia is required for all MS and Doctoral degree candidates.
White Coats are required for all BS candidates.

For Directions, view The New Balance Track & Field website:

Doors to the Graduation Ceremony will open at 9:30 am for guest seating. The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:30 am.

There will be a reception immediately following the Graduation Ceremony at The New Balance Track & FieldCenter.  SON grads, their guests, and faculty are invited to attend the celebration!

For February and May MS and Doctoral graduates, SON pins will be available at the reception after the ceremony.

A professional photographer will take pictures of each graduate during the SON ceremony.  Photos will be available to students and their families for purchase.
Graduates 2012

Travel & Accommodations

Are you expecting out of town family and guests for graduation? Click here for travel and accommodations in New York City:

This website is the official way that SON students learn updates about Commencement.  Any changes will be updated over the course of the spring semester, typically once a month. Students should check this website for updates.

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