Degrees will be officially conferred on Wednesday, May 22; diplomas will be distributed that day in Uris Hall, Watson Library from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
The registrar will automatically mail uncollected diplomas to students with U.S. addresses. Please make sure to keep your post-graduation address updated on SSOL.
Diplomas will only be mailed to non-U.S. addresses at the written request of the student. If you cannot pick up your diploma on May 22 and expect to be living outside of the United States, please provide the Columbia University Registrar Diploma Desk, 205 Kent Hall, with the appropriate mailing information.
Columbia Business School will designate an official photographer for the Recognition Ceremony; graduates will be contacted by mail or e-mail regarding the purchase of their photographs. Families are welcome to photograph and videotape both the Business School and University ceremonies.
In order to be contacted by the photographer following the ceremony, make sure to fill out the yellow card that you will receive at the ceremony check-in table. The photographer will contact you via the information provided on these cards.
Cap and Gown
Caps and gowns are to be worn for both Recognition and Commencement. All academic attire distribution will be conducted through the Columbia University Bookstore. Please visit the Columbia Bookstore website under the Student Center tab for more information.
Following is a list of hotels that are convenient, via Subway, to Columbia University. Please bear in mind that mid May is a particularly busy time for many schools' graduation ceremonies and media corporate events in New York City. Consider making your reservations early.
|Belleclaire Hotel||(212) 362-7700||250 W. 77th Street (Broadway)|
|Inn New York City*||(212) 580-1900||266 W. 71st Street (Broadway and West End)|
|The Belvedere||(212) 245-7000||319 W. 48th Street (8th and 9th Ave.)|
|The Lucerne*||(212) 875-1000||201 W. 79th Street|
|Doubletree Guest Suites*||(212) 719-1600||1568 Broadway (47th Street)|
401 Seventh Avenue ( 33 rd St.)
356 W. 58 th Street ( Eighth Avenue)
481 Eighth Avenue ( 34 th Street)
45 W. 81 st Street (CPW and Columbus)
|On the Avenue Hotel||(212) 362-1100||2178 Broadway (77th Street)|
|Hotel Beacon*||(212) 787-1100||2130 Broadway (74th and 75th Streets)|
|The Phillips Club||(212) 835-8800||1965 Broadway (66th and 67th Streets)|
371 Seventh Avenue (30 th & 31 st Streets)
|The Travel Inn||(212) 695-7171||515 W. 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)|
|Hotel Olcott||(212) 877-4200||27 W. 72nd Street (between CPW and Columbus)|
|West End Studios||(212) 875-4100||5 W. 63rd Street (between CPW and Broadway)|
871 Seventh Avenue (at 55 th Street)
|The Paramount Hotel
||235 west 46th Street|
*These hotels may have special May 2014 Columbia rates, call for more details.