2019 Ceremonies

Columbia Nursing Graduation Ceremony

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
10:00 am
The New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory, Arena
216 Fort Washington Avenue at West 168th St


Columbia Nursing holds a ceremony for nursing graduates each May. The Columbia Nursing Graduation Ceremony is followed by a reception. There is no limit on the amount of guests students may bring. Students will be asked to accurately RSVP for their guests later in the Spring term. Doors to the Graduation Ceremony will open at 9:00 am for guest seating. The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 am. Academic regalia is required for all MS and Doctoral degree candidates. 


For directions, view The New Balance Track & Field website: Map and Directions

Livestream of the Columbia Nursing Graduation Ceremony

For family and friends that cannot attend, a live webcast will be available for viewing during the Graduation Ceremony.

Watch the Livestream!


There will be a reception immediately following the Graduation Ceremony at The New Balance Track & Field Center.  Columbia Nursing grads, their guests, and faculty are invited to attend the celebration.


Your diploma will be mailed to the Diploma Address listed in SSOL typically 6-8 weeks after graduation (be sure your Diploma Address is correct by May 21). A Diploma Address that is missing may result in a delay of receipt of your diploma. Please visit SSOL and ensure you have the correct Diploma Address listed. Take into account any moves you may have in the months following graduation. Please also note that a 'Mailing Address' or 'Permanent Address' is not a Diploma Address, it is its own category.


For May MS and Doctoral graduates, Columbia Nursing pins will be available at the reception after the ceremony.


A professional photographer, Island Photography, will take pictures of each graduate during the ceremony which will be available for purchase. To recieve the link to view your photo gallery, enter your email and up to 6 emails of your friends and family with whom you would like to share your photos. There is absolutely no obligation to purchase.


Photo Gallery Registration

Disability Services

Guests with disabilities, limited mobility, or the elderly needing assistance should enter the New Balance Track and Field Center (Armory) at 216 Fort Washington Avenue. Event Host staff will have wheelchairs available to help escort guests needing assistance to the seating area. No reservation is required for assistance or for seating.


Please contact Disability Services with any specific requests for information about accessibility of the venues for these commencement ceremonies or to request accommodations. Disability Services can be reached via email at or at 212-854-2388.


Graduating students seeking an accommodation during Commencement or their school ceremony should contact Disability Services by April 30th.

Travel & Accommodations

Are you expecting out of town family and guests for graduation? Visit here for travel and accommodations in New York City: Family and Friends Info

Columbia University Commencement

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
10:30 am (Graduates Line-Up at 8:00am)
Morningside Campus
Low Plaza


Columbia University holds one commencement per year in May for all graduates. The university-wide ceremony is held on the morningside campus in the quad. All Columbia Nursing degree candidates are invited and encouraged to participate in University Commencement. Academic regalia (cap and gown) is required for all degree candidates. All graduating students are required to register online to participate in University Commencement and to obtain guest tickets (2 guests tickets allowed per graduate). Guests are required to present tickets to access the ceremony. 


Visit the Columbia University Commencement site.