Barnard Commencement

Barnard's 124th Commencement will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. at Radio City Music Hall. Each Barnard graduate will receive seven tickets to the ceremony. Before the ceremony, the Class of 2016 will gather on campus for a celebratory reception with family, friends, and faculty beginning at 12:45 p.m. Bus transportation to Radio City Music Hall will be provided for all graduates, departing from campus at 2:30 p.m. 

University Commencement will take place on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. on the Morningside campus.  

We very much look forward to celebrating the spectacular achievements of the Class of 2016.  More information and updates will be provided on this website in the coming weeks. 



Please visit the Barnard website for a list of area hotels.  You many also wish to visit the Columbia website for additional listings (see "Alternate Accommodations").  Some offer discounted rates to Barnard and Columbia University guests.  

Barnard's "Graduation Housing for Parents" offers a limited number of dormitory rooms ($150 per room, per night, with a two-night minimum requirement) for Monday through Wednesday nights, May 16-18 (checkout on May 19), on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Register here for Graduation Housing for Parents