11:00am – Gates open for guests
12:00pm – Ceremony begins with Graduate Procession to South Lawn
2:00pm – Receptions begin in Havemeyer Plaza and Avery/Schermerhorn Plaza
5:00 pm – Receptions end
Columbia GSAPP Commencement
May 14, 2022
Columbia University Commencement
May 18, 2022
Columbia GSAPP Commencement
May 14, 2022
All graduates who intend to walk at the 2022 GSAPP Commencement ceremony need to register online by Saturday, April 23, regardless of their need for guest tickets. Graduates received an email on Monday, April 4 to complete this step through the Marching Order website. On that site, graduates will be able to:
Ticketing will be available beginning on Wednesday, April 13. Graduates will receive a separate email with the access link to request guest tickets through the AudienceView online ticketing system. Graduates do not need tickets for themselves once they have confirmed their participation.
All guests must have an advance ticket to attend the ceremony and reception. All guests must be in compliance with the University’s current health guidelines and must be prepared to show proof of vaccination in order to attend the ceremony.
All eligible graduates will be able to use AudienceView to order up to four (4) guest tickets for GSAPP Commencement on May 14, and up to two (2) guest tickets for the University Commencement on May 18. Graduates do not need their own ticket for the May 14th GSAPP Ceremony, but they will need a ticket for the May 18th University Ceremony.
Registration deadline for 5/14 GSAPP commencement is May 1
Registration deadline for 5/18 University commencement is May 13
Given vaccine requirements and health attestations made during registration, each ticket is unique to the individual listed and cannot be used by another guest. Selling or buying tickets for Commencement Week events is strictly prohibited.
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 Commencement 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 don’t leave home without a face mask, as you will need one to enter restrooms which are located inside campus buildings.
Please visit the University Commencement Announcements webpage for more detailed information on requirements.
Note that academic regalia (cap and gown) is required to participate in any University Commencement, including the GSAPP Ceremony on May 14.
Regalia can be purchased either in-person at the Columbia University Bookstore in Lerner Hall, or through the online store.
Please note that the last day to order regalia online is April 27, 2022.
Please be reminded that all students graduating in May 2022 from the Master of Architecture, M.S. in Advanced Architectural Design, or M.S. in Architecture and Urban Design programs are required to submit a portfolio of representative work from each semester, which is evaluated by all studio faculty. The portfolio should specify the year, semester, and studio critic for all work. In addition, the portfolio may include work such as essays and other drawings from history/theory courses; technology courses; and visual studies.
Portfolios are due on Sunday, May 8th at 2pm.
The digital portfolio shall be in PDF format not to exceed 75 pages, including cover pages and, if applicable, table of contents. Two page spreads count as one page. The maximum accepted file size is 32 MB. The portfolio should be optimized for viewing on standard size computer screens.
Portfolios will also be used to assist the Faculty Awards Committee in determining the recipients of the various design prizes awarded to graduates.
Graduates are invited 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.