Because of the popularity of this service and limited seating in the chapel, seating is only guaranteed for degree candidates. Additional seating is available under a tent on the lawn of St. Paul's Chapel, where guests may watch a live webcast of the service.
Ushers will be available to assist guests with disabilities to designated seating areas. No special tickets are required.
Please note that the chapel is not air-conditioned.
Seating for the Columbia Engineering and Columbia College Class Day ceremonies will be on the South Lawns of Columbia's Morningside Heights campus. Tickets are not required and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and will begin approximately one (1) hour before each ceremony's scheduled start time.
Seating areas may be accessed via any campus gates. Guests with disabilities should enter campus via the accessible gates at 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. See the disability access map for more information.
Seating areas will be tented to shield guests from the elements; however, we encourage guests to check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. The ceremonies will take place outdoors rain or shine.
Seating for University Commencement is restricted to ticketed guests. Seats are not assigned and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
General seating areas are not tented. We encourage guests to check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. Commencement will take place outdoors rain or shine.
General admission gates are on West 114th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. See the campus entrance map.
Guests with disabilities should utilize the accessible gates on Amsterdam Avenue (at both 115th Street and 116th Street). No special tickets are required to enter disability seating areas; general admission tickets may be used. We encourage guests with disabilities to review additional details about Commencement disability seating and services.
All gates and seating will open to ticket holders at 8:30 a.m.