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Friday, April 30, 2021

Tune in here to watch the School of the Arts Celebration of Graduates!

 

10:30 am ET: University Wide Commencement [watch here]

 

The Columbia University Commencement ceremony of the 267th academic year will take place via web broadcast. All eligible April, May, and June 2021 degree candidates, and February 2021 and October 2020 graduates, from all schools and colleges affiliated with Columbia University, as well as family and friends, are encouraged to tune in to the celebration.

 

12:00 pm ET: Toast to the Graduating Class [Join here]

 

Join us for a toast on Zoom to the School of the Arts graduating class. Graduates, students, faculty, staff, friends, colleagues, family, and loved ones are welcome to participate.

 

12:30 pm ET: School of the Arts Virtual Convocation [watch here on the day]

 

The School of the Arts Virtual Convocation will highlight each School of the Arts graduate along with messages from Dean Becker, our keynote speaker, and Program Chairs.

 

Keynote Speaker:  Ayad Akhtar '02

Ayad Akhtar '02, Award-Winning Playwright and Author of ‘Homeland Elegies,’ Will Address School of the Arts Graduates Online

Ayad Akhtar '02, Award-Winning Playwright and Author of ‘Homeland Elegies,’ Will Address School of the Arts Graduates Online

March 4, 2021

Carol Becker, Dean of Faculty at Columbia University School of the Arts, has announced that Ayad Akhtar '02, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Disgraced and author of Homeland Elegies, will be the speaker at the School’s virtual recognition of graduates, to be posted online on Friday, April 30 at

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COVID-19:
 
Public health guidance from Columbia University experts has led us to the conclusion that large scale, in-person gatherings still present a significant hazard to the community. While the Columbia COVID-19 Task Force is actively and continuously evaluating event policies, it is difficult to predict when large gatherings will be a realistic option for the Columbia community. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these unpredictable times, and acknowledge how disappointing this news can be at such a significant milestone in your academic journey. Columbia University is committed to upholding traditions that can be implemented and reimagined to accommodate the safety of our global community.