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Celebrating the Classes of 2020 and 2021
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An in-person celebration honoring the Classes of 2020 and 2021 was held on
Thursday, May 19, 2022, 9:00am–10:30am EDT, followed by a reception on Avery Plaza.
Event Details
Academic Attire

Please note that graduation caps are required for returning alumni planning to attend the May 19 morning celebration ceremony, but full academic regalia (gown) is not required.

Graduates of the Classes of 2020 and 2021 may place regalia orders through Oak Hall’s online portal.

The last date to place online orders for this event is April 27, 2022.


Registration opens on April 11 and closes on May 2. Alumni received the ticketing link and instructions by email, and may request up to two (2) guest tickets.

2020/2021 graduates and their guests must have advance tickets to attend the celebration and reception, and need to be compliant with the University’s health guidelines below.

Health Guidelines

Columbia University is committed to protecting the health and safety of its community. To that end, all graduates, visiting alumni, and guests (except children 5 years and under), must meet the University requirement of full vaccination status in order to attend in-person Commencement events this May. Vaccination cards will be checked upon entry.

Columbia University continues to evaluate the current public health landscape. Given low rates of transmission in New York, the University is now comfortable accepting vaccination exemptions for medical, religious or other reasons to allow graduates and guests previously impacted to now plan ahead for Columbia University 2020-2021 Celebration event attendance. All graduates, visiting alumni and guests, who are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccination(s) for medical, religious, or other reasons will be required to do the following:

  • Each unvaccinated individual over the age of 2 years old will wear a face mask during all events.

  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test, a same-day, at-home antigen test on the day of each event or PCR test within 48 hours of the first attended event, is required for any unvaccinated guest over age 5, and must be shown at entry for all indoor and outdoor events.

Please visit the University Commencement Announcements webpage for more detailed information on requirements.

Event Photography

Please note that a professional photography firm will be present at the University Celebration and GSAPP Reception. Alumni have the option to be photographed and will have the opportunity to purchase photos following the event.

GSAPP has also engaged an event photographer to document the reception, and these images will be shared with attendees.

International Guest Travel
Please see the ISSO’s information on inviting family and friends to visit here. If returning graduates need a formal invitation letter for international guests, please contact gsappalumni@columbia.edu to request one.
Disability Services
Alumni or their guests who will need assistance or extra time to be seated are encouraged to contact us in advance at commencement@arch.columbia.edu and at access@columbia.edu with details so we will be prepared for your arrival and have appropriate seating available. Visit the Disability Services webpage for additional information.