Additional Information can be found at: Commencement Week website

Read everything that is available as it does not just pertain to the Morningside Campus students but to everyone that is graduating.

CDM Graduating students will also be notified of registration process for tickets, sign out sheets, ADA Survey, and other requirements by the Student Affairs Office via email, as the information becomes available.

Commencement Information for 2016

Academic attire for doctoral candidates require special ordering through the Columbia University Bookstore. Only students receiving their degree from Columbia can wear the Columbia University doctoral academic attire.

Please note that you will be able to order your academic attire for graduation at:

The Medical School Grad Fair will be held on March 11: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the CUMC Bookstore

The Morningside Campus Grad Fair will be held March 8 through 10: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Columbia University Morningside Campus Bookstore

At these fairs, you will be able to order academic attire, graduation announcements, class rings and diploma frames. For more information, please call the Columbia Bookstore at 212-854-4132.

All orders must be in by designated deadline of March 28, 2016 to avoid a late fee and ensure delivery by date of ceremony.

Rehearsal for CDM DDS Graduation Ceremony

Date: Monday, May 16, 2016
Time: 4pm
Location: Armory New Balance Track and Field Center (4th floor)

Rehearsal is MANDATORY

Columbia University Commencement ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of all graduating students from Degree granting programs across the University.

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: College Walk, Morningside Campus

Tickets: Online registration is required for graduating students and tickets are required for guests. Please use the link below to register to participate in the ceremony and request guest tickets before Friday, May 6, 2016:

Step by step guide for ticket registration

FAQ for ticket registration

Ticket limit: 3 per student

The selling or buying of University Commencement tickets is strictly prohibited. Please be cautious of offers to buy Commencement tickets. Tickets hold no official resale value and may be an unauthorized copy, therefore deemed unusable and denied entry to the ceremony on University Commencement day. Commencement tickets are solely for the purpose of allowing the friends and relatives of graduating students to attend the ceremony.

Class Day celebrates the DDS Class of 2016 and recognizes specific students with the presentation of awards and certificates.

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Alumni Auditorium
Reception: Bard Hall Lounge

Tickets: tickets are not required

The DDS Graduation Ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of graduating DDS students from the College of Dental Medicine (CDM).  Student's names are read as they proceed across the stage.

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Armory New Balance Track and Field Center
Reception: Armory New Balance Track and Field Center, 12-2pm

Tickets: tickets are not required

The Postdoctoral Ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of graduating Postdoctoral Students from specialty and residency programs at the College of Dental Medicine (CDM). 

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time: 10am-12pm

Location: Alumni Auditorium
Reception: TBD

Tickets: tickets are not required