Commencement 2022

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | Radio City Music Hall 

Ceremony Information

The 130th Barnard College Commencement ceremony will be held in-person on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 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 ceremony will be held the morning of Wednesday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m. on Columbia’s campus.

The Commencement speaker and medalists to be honored will be announced during the spring semester.

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, caps and gowns, guests with disabilities, photography, parking, and directions.

Health & Safety Protocols

Radio City Music Hall currently has a vaccine requirement that will apply to attendees of Barnard’s Commencement ceremony: Any person age 12 or older must provide documented proof of receipt of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine that has been authorized for use by the FDA or WHO. Any child under the age of 12 may attend if accompanied by an adult who satisfied the requirement above. Additional details about the vaccine requirement, as well as other health & safety protocols such as masking, will be updated here.


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.

Contact Us

If you have comments or questions, please contact Events Management at 212-854-8021 or by email at 

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