Engineering Class Day and University Commencement is a couple days away!  

Columbia Engineering Class Day

A celebration of the accomplishments of all degree candidates of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Monday, May 15th, 2023

12:30 P.M.-3:30 P.M.

South Lawns, Morningside Campus | General Admission

Columbia University Commencement Ceremony

A commencement ceremony for all eligible April, May, and June 2023 degree candidates, and February 2023 and October 2022 graduates, from all schools and colleges affiliated with Columbia University, as well as family and friends.

Wednesday, May 17th, 2023 at 10:30 A.M.

Graduate students will receive only two tickets for guests. Please reserve one ticket for yourself as well. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to [email protected]





FINAL REMINDER: Register for University Commencement

If you haven't already, please reserve your ticket for yourself and reserve your guest tickets for University Commencement through AudienceView. The deadline is this Friday, May 12. Engineering Student Affairs does not have control over the registration for Commencement as it is managed by the President's Office. It is your responsibility as a student to read your emails and stay up to date with graduation information. Guests that arrive without a ticket will not be admitted. 

If you have not yet logged in, please note:

  • Enter your Columbia University email address in the username field.
  • Click on the "Forgot Password?" link.
  • Check your email for the reset password link and create a new one for your account.
  • Once you are redirected to the “Ticket Office Home” page, select the "Get Tickets" button to checkout.

For more information and FAQs about Commencement tickets, please visit the Commencement website. Step-by-step instructions are also available. 



Time to #SEAStheWorld2023


Use the #SEAStheWorld2023 hashtag to connect with and celebrate the Columbia Engineering Class of 2023 on social! We'll be sharing your posts, reflections on your Columbia experience and well-wishes for graduating classmates on social media and the web during Class Day on May 15, 2023. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Will Engineering Class Day be streamed? 

Yes, Class Day will be live streamed on this website as soon as it's available! University Commencement can be streamed on May 17th at 12:30pm here

What is the difference between Engineering Class Day and University Commencement? 

Class Day is the graduation ceremony hosted by your school, when your name will be read aloud by the dean and you and your classmates will be individually recognized for your outstanding achievements. You will hear remarks from President Bollinger, Dean Chang and alumni and student leaders, specific to you and your fellow graduates. Columbia College and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences each host their own Class Day, on separate days. All family members and guests are welcome to attend Engineering Class Day.

Commencement is a University-wide ceremony in which President Bollinger officially confers degrees to the graduating students en masse. Graduating students from all of the schools of Columbia University participate. Attending the University Commencement ceremony is not required to graduate from the University and receive your diploma, but it is a rich, deeply symbolic tradition that graduates and their families have enjoyed for over a century.