Graduation 2022 Events for Graduate Students


We look forward to celebrating the Columbia Engineering Class of 2022! 

Engineering's Class Day ceremony will take place on Monday, May 16th, followed by the University Commencement on Wednesday, May 18th. 

Columbia Engineering Class Day

A celebration of the accomplishments of all graduates of the Fu Foundations School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 

Monday, May 16th at 12:15pm

South Lawns, Morningside Campus 

No capacity restrictions expected but tickets will be required. 

Columbia University Commencement Ceremony

A University-wide ceremony for all eligible May 2022 degree candidates as well as February 2022 and October 2021 graduates from all schools and colleges affiliated with Columbia University, as well as family and friends. 

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 at 10:30 am

Morningside Campus 

2 tickets per graduate student. 

Celebration for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 

A ceremony to honor and commemorate all 2020 and 2021 graduates. 

Thursday, May 19, 2022 (rain or shine) from 9:00-10:30am (gates open at 8:00am)

Morningside Campus 

Registration required and will open in April. 















Petition to Walk Information

Students who would like to petition to walk in the May 2022 ceremony must submit the Petition to Walk form here by Wednesday, April 20th, 2022. Applications will be reviewed by the Office of Graduate Student Affairs and students will be informed the week of April 25th, 2022. Because of limited capacity, no late petitions will be considered. 

If your plans change, it is your responsiblity to inform Graduate Student Affairs as this may affect your permission. We also reserve the right to amend any decisions and deny your petition if we discover via an audit that you are no longer eligible to participate. 

Permission will be granted based on capacity and the following order of priority: 

  1. PhDs finishing by end of Summer
  2. MS finishing by end of Summer
  3. PhDs finishing by end of Fall term
  4. MS finishing by end of the Fall term 

GSAS Convocation

If any Doctor of Philosophy students would like to attend the GSAS Convocation, you can find out more information here