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February Degrees Conferred Today

February 8

GRADUATION:  February Degrees Conferred, Wednesday, February 8, 2023

When are degrees conferred? 

Notification of graduation will be listed in SSOL:  SSOL > Academic Profile > Columbia Degrees and Specializations.  Students who complete their studies in December will have the following February as their official graduation date. 

Degrees are conferred on the:

  • Second Wednesday in February
  • Third Wednesday in May
  • Third Wednesday in October

Once graduated, the “Degree Application Status” will read “There Are No Programs on File” and the newly conferred degree will appear near the bottom of the Academic Profile in the box headed “Columbia Degrees and Specializations”.

It is the student’s responsibility to stay on track with graduation requirements, and to make sure their Faculty Adviser approves course selections prior to registering for each semester.  Schedules should be reviewed again if changes are made.

How do I receive my diploma? Is it paper or electronic? 

The Office of the University Registrar provides an Electronic Diploma to graduates.   Students without any outstanding holds automatically receive their electronic diploma 1-2 weeks after their degree conferral. They receive an email from Parchment, our digital vendor, with download instructions. For questions, please contact the Diplomas Team at diplomas@columbia.edu

Paper diplomas for graduates will be mailed to the address on file in the “Diploma Address” section of the “Addresses:  View and Update” page in SSOL.  Diplomas are mailed within two months of the graduation date.  If there is no DP address on file, the diploma cannot be sent.  To pick up the diploma in 205 Kent Hall, the DP address should be:  “Hold for Pickup.”  An email is sent when the diplomas are ready for pick-up.  Questions should be sent to diplomas@columbia.edu


When are graduation ceremonies? 

Columbia University holds its formal graduation ceremonies in May for all students.  Check the links above for details. 

MA Statistics Students who graduate in the previous February or October may participate in the ceremonies in May.  Further information for students on participation in the ceremonies can be found HERE

International students should check with ISSO about inviting distant friends and family.

How do I invite friends and family from other countries to the Graduation Ceremonies? 

Information on how to invite family and friends for Graduation is HERE.  The GSAS Convocation does not require individual tickets for family members to attend.  The Columbia Commencement limits the number of tickets. 


How do I request transcripts? 

Inquiries for transcript requests should go to the Office of the Registrar –

How can I receive official proof of enrollment? 

If official proof of student enrollment is required by an employer or another entity, please visit the Office of the University Registrar in 204 Kent.  For academic certification, an official document provided by the University Registrar verifying your dates of attendance, award of degree, and/or student status (full-time or part-time) by semester please visit Office of the University Registrar: Certifications.  Current matriculated students can request enrollment certification via SSOL


February 8