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Law School Graduation – South Field, Columbia Campus

Graduates must line up in Lerner Hall no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 18th wearing your caps and gowns. Please do not bring anything other than what you can carry under your robes. You will not have access to your guests. The gates on 114th Street (between Amsterdam and Broadway Avenues) to the seating area will open for guests at 4:00 p.m.


All graduates will line up in alphabetical order under the direction of the Graduation Marshals. When the time for presenting the graduates begins, graduates will line up in order by the side of the stage. Upon hearing his/her name, each graduate will cross the stage, one at a time, to shake hands with the Dean.


Following the law school graduation ceremony, there will be a reception for all graduates and their guests at Ancel Plaza. This reception is a great opportunity for your family and friends to meet the Columbia Law School community. No RSVP Needed. 


University Commencement

For Commencement, graduates must meet in the Jerome Greene Lobby by 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20th. Do not forget to wear your caps and gowns. All graduates will begin the procession at 9:00 a.m. The University Commencement ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. on College Walk and the steps of Low Library. Your guests will be seated in designated areas listed on the back of your Commencement Tickets.