Class Day 2021 events for Graduate Students

Class Day Events and Opportunities

Following up on Dean Boyce’s email on on-campus events to celebrate Class Day, we are excited to offer the following opportunities. Your department or program will also be sharing events, so be on the lookout for emails from them!

For all on-campus events, you must already be in the NYC metro area and have a Green Pass from the ReopenCU app. **Note for October and February graduates**: As you will not have access to the ReopenCU app to get a green pass, you must fill out this visitor attestation form and bring a physical or digital copy with you to events. It must be completed for each event you attend. Please also upload each instance of your form to this DropBox folder, with the file name “LastName_FirstName_UNI_attestation.pdf”.


Class Day Gift Distribution and Step-and-Repeat Photo Opportunity:

Sunday, April 18 from 9 am to 5 pm EDT in Front of Fairchild Hall. Please fill out this form if you would like to pick up your Class Day gift on Sunday.

If you can not make it to campus on Sunday, we are offering additional times on Monday April 19th (1pm-5pm)  and Tuesday April 20th (9am-12pm) in Carleton Commons. Please fill out this eventbrite if you would like to come on Monday or Tuesday, and do not fill out the form for Sunday. 

If you are not in the New York City Metro area and you missed Dean Leora Brovman’s email about shipping the Class Day gift, we will offer more opportunities for shipping but they will occur after Class Day.

Grad Walk

Several days from April 16 to April 30 have been reserved for graduates to participate in Grad Walk. You will have the opportunity to walk across the stage on the Sundial in your full regalia and have professional photos taken. 

You can plan to attend with friends, but each graduate must register separately. Please register through the links below.

Saturday, April 17 | 11am – 6pm

Monday, April 19 | 9am – 5pm

Tuesday, April 20 | 9am – 5pm

Wednesday, April 21 | 9am – 5pm

Thursday, April 22| 9am – 5pm

Sunday, April 25 | 11am -6pm

Thursday, April 29 | 1pm – 5pm

Friday, April 30 | 1pm – 5pm

Saturday, May 1 | 1pm – 6pm

You can also take photos around campus! Attached is a campus map, with some landmarks highlighted for you to visit, including Butler Library, the Scholar’s Lion, and in front of Mudd.


Need to buy regalia? If you are participating in Grad Walk or the Photo Opps on campus, we recommend buying your regalia in person at the Campus Bookstore. If you’re celebrating with us from afar, regalia can be bought and shipped here.

Class Day Watch Gatherings – In-person or Virtual

On Class Day, gather with your classmates to watch the ceremony live, based on current limits for in-person gatherings. You have the option to gather inside, outside, or join virtually via Zoom.

Watch gatherings in China: 

Date: Thursday, April 29th

Time: 9-11:30 PM (Beijing time)

Locations: Global Center Beijing, Shanghai WeWork,  Shenzhen WeWork 

More information and registration here

Watch gatherings at Columbia: 

More info to come. Please check here for updates

Watch gatherings online:

More info to come. Please check here for updates