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We are pleased to invite you to view the full Commencement Ceremony on the Commencement 2020 page.
DATE & TIME
Saturday, May 16th, 2020 at 12:00 PM EDT
VIRTUAL CELEBRATIONS
Planning to celebrate virtually with your family and friends? GSAPP has created a Celebration Toolkit including a 2020 Commencement playlist, virtual backgrounds and a quick guide to hosting a Zoom meeting. If you would like to register your Zoom call so that our faculty can drop in for virtual visits register by clicking details below.
ACADEMIC ATTIRE
Note that academic regalia will not be required as part of the Virtual Commencement ceremony; however, it can be purchased as a keepsake from Oakhill at the link below.
PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENT

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 Sunday, May 10 at 2 PM. 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.

GRADUATION PRIZES
Information about graduation prizes and requirements is here.
PHOTOS & SOCIAL MEDIA
We are creating a photo collection for the graduating Class of 2020. Please submit photos of your year(s) spent at GSAPP. This collection will focus on social and personal aspects of your time here, rather than the academic work (i.e., socializing, personal process documentation, etc.). Please take the time to go through your phones, hard drives, etc and submit images via social media using #GSAPP2020 and tag @ColumbiaGSAPP. We will also accept submissions via email to commencement@arch.columbia.edu until Thursday, May 14th. Graduates can also show their school spirit using the Commencement Instagram filter and tag @columbia #RoarLions2020 #ColumbiaUniversity
END OF YEAR SHOW
Immediately following the commencement ceremony, GSAPP will present a web-based End of Year Show, featuring student work from across programs.
DIPLOMAS
Will be mailed to the address on file with SSOL. Please review the instructions on the registrar’s website.
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY ALUMNI COMMUNITY

We invite you to join the Columbia University online directory. Take advantage of this valuable lifelong networking resource. Reach out to a former classmate, network with alumni in your region, share life updates and accomplishments, or offer up your expertise and thought leadership to others.

The Online Alumni Community is the only verified space to search for and connect with fellow Columbia alumni across Schools, degrees, graduation years, regions, interests, and more. Login in with your UNI at the alumni website.

If you have any questions, please email commencement@arch.columbia.edu

Columbia University Commencement

The Columbia University Class of 2020 is invited to attend University Commencement of the 266th Academic Year

We invite the Columbia Community to come together virtually on Wednesday, May 20, at 11:00 a.m. EST for official degree conferral. Please tune in for a special address from President Lee C. Bollinger and the official conferring of degrees to celebrate your achievements. Registration is not required for this event.

Additional information about the University Ceremony
is available on the Columbia University Commencement website and updates will be posted on the announcements page.

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