Commencement 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Congratulations to all graduates of Columbia University School of the Arts. Below are just a few announcements regarding the Commencement ceremonies in May. The graduation events include two ceremonies. The first is the University-wide Commencement Ceremony which begins at 10:30 a.m. on Low Plaza and the second is the School of the Arts Celebration of Graduates at 2:00 PM in Miller Theatre. Both ceremonies are held on Wednesday, May 21.
 
Columbia University Commencement Website
http://www.columbia.edu/content/commencement-week.html
 
Tickets for the University-Wide Commencement 
All graduating students must register online to participate in the University-Wide Commencement. To Reserve tickets visit: http://columbiacommencement.universitytickets.com. Due to the number of graduates and space constraints, students will be limited to 3 tickets.
 
Tickets for the School of the Arts Celebration of Graduates
Information regarding ordering tickets for the School of the Arts Diploma Ceremony will be sent to all graduates later this Spring.
 
Cap and Gown Distribution
Academic regalia for all master's degree candidates will be available for purchase through the Columbia University Bookstore. No pre-ordering is necessary; simply go to the bookstore in Lerner Hall anytime beginning in late March to purchase a cap and gown. Regalia may be purchased up to the day of Commencement.  
 
Commencement Day Schedule
 
Columbia University School-wide Commencement (tickets required for guests only)
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Low Library plaza

Graduates assemble at 9:00 a.m. on the south end of the pedestrian overpass at 115th Street and Amsterdam.
Caps and gowns are mandatory.

School of the Arts Lunch and Social
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Dodge Hall plaza

Columbia University School of the Arts graduates and their guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary box lunch in Dodge Hall immediately following the Columbia University Commencement ceremony. Guests must keep their Columbia University Commencement tickets, as they will need to present them to receive lunch.

School of the Arts Celebration of Graduates (tickets required for both graduate and guests)
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Miller Theatre

Graduates will be recognized by Carol Becker, Dean of Faculty, and program chairs Ira Deutchman, Samuel Lipsyte, Christian Parker and Shelly Silver. Guest Speaker TBA.

Graduates assemble at 1:30 PM outside Miller Theatre.
Caps and gowns are optional; semi-formal attire is encouraged.

School of the Arts Reception
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Dodge Hall plaza

Columbia University School of the Arts graduates and their guests are invited to a reception in the graduates' honor, immediately following the Celebration of Graduates. Please come and enjoy food, drinks and music.

The School of the Arts Celebration of Graduates will be broadcast live from Miller Theatre on Wednesday, May 21st at 2 PM EST. 

Please contact soastudentaffairs@columbia.edu if you have any questions.
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