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Commencement 2023

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023 | Radio City Music Hall 

Ceremony Information

The 131st Barnard College Commencement ceremony will be held in-person on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 4 p.m. at Radio City Music Hall in midtown Manhattan. The Barnard ceremony will be live streamed and available to watch on this page. The Columbia University Commencement will be held earlier that morning at 10:30 a.m. on Columbia’s campus. 

Our 2023 Commencement speaker and medalists.

This page will be updated with information regarding the schedule of Commencement activities, as well as information about registration and tickets to Barnard and Columbia University Commencement ceremonies, cap and gown day, guests with disabilities, photography, parking, and directions.

Please visit the Commencement FAQ page for answers to commonly asked questions. 

Health & Safety Protocols

In addition to making each event at Barnard as celebratory as possible, the health and safety of our community is paramount. In compliance with Barnard’s COVID-19 policies, all in-person attendees are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted. Masking is a critical public health tool and is strongly encouraged indoors, but is not currently required at Barnard events.  Health and Safety Protocols will be updated in accordance with current Barnard College guidelines. Additional details will be communicated closer to the event.


For information on accommodations, please visit the Accommodations page for a list of nearby hotels. You may also wish to review Columbia’s Visitors Center for additional listings. Some accommodations offer discounted rates to Barnard and Columbia University guests.

Senior Year Checklist for Students

Use this checklist to confirm you are on track to graduate. 

Keynote Address

Emmy Award-winning writer, creator, producer, actor, and founder of Hillman Grad, Lena Waithe continues to lead the cultural revolution in Hollywood by speaking to myriad experiences from her unique perspective while challenging audiences to think outside of conventional norms. 

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Commencement Celebration Kit

Show the world what you've accomplished and share your Barnard pride with #Barnard2023 invites, yard signs, and graphics for social.

Commencement FAQs

Learn more details about the upcoming commencement