Columbia Engineering Graduate Class Day is a celebration of the accomplishments of all graduate degree candidates of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Columbia University Commencement is a celebration of graduates from all schools and colleges affiliated with Columbia University.

Columbia Engineering Graduate Class Day

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

Sunday, May 12th, 2024

3-5:30 P.M.

South Lawn, Morningside Campus

Graduates will be emailed registration information for Graduate Class Day in late March. All graduates will be given FOUR (4) guest tickets for the Graduate Class Day ceremony. 

*Please note that Columbia Engineering Undergraduate Class Day on Monday, May 13th, is only for UNDERGRADUATE engineering graduates. For more information, if you are an UNDERGRADUATE engineering student, please visit the cc-seas website.

Columbia University Commencement Ceremony

A commencement ceremony for all eligible April, May, and June 2024 degree candidates, and February 2024 and October 2023 graduates from all schools and colleges affiliated with Columbia University, as well as family and friends. For more information, please visit the University's Commencement webpage

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

9-10:30 A.M.

Morningside Campus

*Please note that there are two commencement ceremonies this year for the first time. Graduate engineering students have been assigned to the 8 A.M. commencement ceremony; all graduates must attend their assigned commencement ceremony.

Graduates will be emailed registration information for Commencement in early April. All graduates will be given TWO (2) guest tickets for the Commencement ceremony. 

 

 

Register for University Commencement

Registration information for the University Commencement on Wednesday, May 15, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. will be updated and shared when it becomes available. Please note that graduate students will receive two tickets for commencement. 

Time to #SEAStheWorld2024

Use the #SEAStheWorld2024 hashtag to connect with and celebrate the Columbia Engineering Class of 2024 on social! We'll share your posts and reflections on your Columbia experience and well wishes for graduating classmates on social media and the web during the Grad. SEAS Class Day on May 12, 2024. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will Columbia Engineering Graduate Class Day be streamed? 

Yes, Columbia Engineering Graduate Class Day will be live-streamed on this website as soon as it's available! University Commencement can be streamed on May 12th at 3 pm here

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

Class Day is the graduation ceremony hosted by your school, where your name will be read aloud, and you and your classmates will be individually recognized for your outstanding achievements. You will hear remarks from President Shafik, Dean Chang, and alumni and graduate student leaders. Please note we have a separate ceremony for undergraduate and graduate engineering students; the ceremony for graduate engineering students is Sunday, May 12, from 3-5:30 pm. 

Commencement is a University-wide ceremony in which President Shafik 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. Please note that this year, we have two commencement ceremonies; graduates of Columbia Engineering have been assigned to the 8 am commencement ceremony.