The Columbia University Commencement is the official degree conferral ceremony and consists of degree candidate and academic processions; the awarding of University medals and honors; the conferring of honorary degrees in arts, laws, letters, and science; a Commencement address by the University President; and the conferring of degrees in course to students from eighteen schools, colleges, and affiliated institutions. (Candidates are not individually recognized.)
With over 11,000 degree candidates, and 20,000 participants and guests in attendance, the ceremony is an unforgettable, grand-scale celebration that appropriately marks the academic achievements of the University graduates.
All February, May and October degree candidates and their guests are cordially invited to attend these ceremonies.
More information is available on Columbia University's Commencement website.