Past Event

2022 University Commencement

May 18, 2022
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
South Lawn, 500 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027

Congratulations to the Class of 2022! The Columbia University Commencement ceremony of the 268th academic year will take place on Wednesday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) at Morningside Campus. All eligible April, May, and June 2022 degree candidates, and February 2022 and October 2021 graduates, from all schools and colleges affiliated with Columbia University are welcome to participate in the ceremony. 

Family, friends, and community members who are unable to join us on campus for the ceremony are encouraged to tune in to the celebration through our live webcast. An archived video of the ceremony and digital program will be available for viewing shortly after. 

Columbia University is committed to protecting the health and safety of its community. To attend any Commencement activity or graduation-related event on Columbia campuses, all graduates, visiting alumni, and guests must meet the University requirement of full vaccination status and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Anyone who is unable to be vaccinated will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test (time-stamped photo of an at-home antigen test on the day of each event or email results of a PCR test within 48 hours of the first attended event). Unvaccinated guests over the age of two must wear a non-cloth mask during all events.

Additionally, for indoor graduation-related events, the wearing of non-cloth masks is strongly recommended for all attendees, irrespective of vaccination status. Attendees may remove masks briefly during eating and drinking.

Event health and safety policies are dependent on the status of the University's COVID-19 Monitoring Plan and are subject to change. Please click here for the most current information. Events outside of Columbia campuses may have different requirements for in-person attendance. Please contact your individual school for more details.

For more information and additional updates on this year's ceremony, please visit the Commencement website.

Contact Information

Commencement Office