10:00 AM Students check in and line up in Lerner Hall
11:00 AM Carman and John Jay Gates on 114th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue open for guest seating, for disability access, enter at 116th and Amsterdam Avenue.
12:00 PM Procession begins
2:00 PM Receptions for graduates and ticketed guests.
Immediately following the ceremony, a toast and reception will be held for each program on campus.
HP, RED, UP: Havemeyer Tent (west of the Business School/Uris Hall)
M.ARCH, AAD, CCCP, UD: Avery Schermerhorn Tent .
A professional photography firm will be present at the GSAPP Commencement Ceremony. Each graduate will be photographed at the ceremony and will have the opportunity to purchase photos following commencement. If you are interested in purchasing photos, you must fill out a photography address card at the ceremony or register online to receive emailed proofs (no obligation to purchase).
Please be reminded that all students planning to graduate in May from the Master of Architecture, Advanced Architectural Design, or Urban Design programs must submit a portfolio of representative work from each semester of studio in order to graduate.
Portfolios must be submitted by Wednesday, May 13 at 10 AM on the 4th floor of Avery Hall. This is a strict deadline. Portfolios will also be used to assist the Faculty Awards Committee in determining the recipients of the various design prizes awarded to graduates.
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The Columbia University Class of 2020 is invited to attend University Commencement of the 266th Academic Year
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.
Student line up on upper campus at 8:00 a.m.
General admission for guests opens at 8:30 a.m.
Morningside Campus, rain or shine
Columbia University in the City of New York
Additional information about the University Ceremony
is available on the Columbia University Commencement website