Announcement Regarding Commencement

February 07, 2022

Dear fellow members of the Columbia community:

This is a message of hope, that after the institution has endured two harrowing years of the COVID-19 pandemic we can now begin to return to the normal rhythms of academic life, and, as always, a message of gratitude, for the institution could not have arrived at this point without the dedication and commitment of everyone here—beginning especially with those in our schools of health sciences. This is to announce that we are moving forward with hosting this year’s University Commencement ceremony on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, on our Morningside campus, in person, as well as all of the accompanying programs. We will also have the enormous pleasure of recognizing the Classes of 2020 and 2021 in a campus ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2022, again, in person. Of course, individual schools will be organizing their own events for their graduates and alumni, and they will share further details about these programs over the coming weeks.  

We can all look forward to reuniting, with our colleagues and in the company of families and friends, in the unique culture of the academic traditions.  


Lee C. Bollinger