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The Mailman School of Public Health Class Day ceremony will celebrate our graduates on Tuesday, May 17 from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. (with an optional light dessert reception immediately following the ceremony). Helpful information on Class Day and University Commencement can be found below.

Columbia University Commencement ceremony of the 268th academic year

The University Commencement ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.

Don’t forget to tag @columbia and #RoarLions2022 as you prepare to celebrate your achievements.

PhD Convocation

PhD graduate candidates are invited to partcipate in the PhD Convocation hosted by the Graduate School for Arts and Sciences. Click here for more details.

Celebration for the Classes of 2020 and 2021

The Mailman School is pleased to partner with colleagues around the University to welcome back the Classes of 2020 and 2021 for in-person celebrations of their achievements. Alumni are invited to participate in a make-up University Celebration on May 19. That same day, the Mailman School of Public Health is pleased to invite graduates to the 2022 Alumni Summit: ALUMNI CELEBRATION HONORING THE CLASSES OF 2020 AND 2021. To ensure you receive information on the above, ensure your information is up to date in the Columbia Alumni Association directory.

Island Photography

Students may participate in three photos while crossing the commencement dais. Island Photography will be providing the photo coverage for our commencement ceremony. Island photography provides a registration page where students and their families may submit details ahead of time to receive proofs. They can be contacted at with any questions.

Financial Aid Exit Interview

Graduating students must complete a financial aid exit interview through Student Services.