Graduation Related Events for the Class of 2013

Graduation 2013 related events take place from Sunday, May 19 through Wednesday, May 22, 2013. More details will be added as they become available. Please check back regularly. In addition, you will hear from the Office of Student Affairs with updates and news about the ceremonies and events.

University Commencement is a centuries-old tradition in which the Columbia University President grants degrees en masse to graduating students from all schools, colleges, and affiliated institutions.  During this ceremony, other remarkable members of the Columbia community are also recognized through the conferring of medals, awards, and honorary degrees. During Commencement Week, each school hosts its own ceremony — for the Business School this is the Recognition Ceremony — to individually recognize graduates for their successful completion of requirements.  Such events feature visiting speakers, student speakers and welcome graduates to stage, providing much-enjoyed photo opportunities to commemorate the occasion.


Columbia Business School Recognition Ceremony
The Recognition Ceremony is a Business School-only graduation event. This year’s Recognition Ceremony will be Sunday, May 19th on the South Lawn in front of Butler Library.  The Recognition Ceremony will begin at 11:30am.  We expect the Ceremony to run for 2 hours.

University Commencement Ceremony and Reception
Morningside Campus, Low Plaza and South Lawn
Wednesday, May 22nd 2013


The May 2013 Graduation ceremonies are open to students who will have completed their MBA credits by May 2013. This includes students who graduated in October 2012, February 2013, and dual-degree students who will have completed all their MBA courses by May 2013. If you have questions about your eligibility for the ceremonies, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at


Second-year students, please review your To-Do list.

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