Wednesday, May 20, 2020


Congratulations to all graduates of Columbia University School of the Arts. Below are a few announcements regarding the Commencement ceremonies in May. The first is the University-wide Commencement Ceremony in the morning on Low Plaza. The second is the School of the Arts Convocation in the early afternoon. Both ceremonies are on Wednesday, May 20.


More information will be announced in the coming months. If you are a February or May 2020 graduate, please be sure to submit your application for degree or certificate in order to receive information about Commencement. 



Cap and Gown Distribution


Academic regalia (cap and gown) 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. Regalia may be purchased up to the day of Commencement.    


Please note we will be updating this page as we move closer to the event in May. Visit as we Countdown to Commencement Day. 


Please contact if you have any questions.

Watch below!

Recorded live on May 16, 2018

School of the Arts Convocation, 2017