9 Offices of Student Support Services
In need of a personal touch? We have 9 offices of student services:
Wondering when classes/field start and end, when graduation is, etc.? Go to Academic Calendar.
Need to check up on program requirements, registration procedures, academic policies, and course descriptions, or look at sample study plans? Go to Student Handbook.
Forms and Documents Library
Looking for the right form/document for…
- Career and Leadership Development
- Financial Aid
- Field Education
- Writing Center
Go to Forms & Documents Library.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you in the student cycle? Check out the FAQ for your student cohort, covering registration, financial aid, field assignments, and so on.
Have questions on topics common to all students, such as Evaluation Methods, Personal and Health Matters, Safety, and related topics? Find answers here.
Information about our Student Grievance Policy is available here.
Commencement & Graduation
The Columbia University Commencement Ceremony takes place every year outdoors on Morningside Campus and involves all the graduates from Columbia’s schools, colleges and affiliated institutions. University Commencement is a centuries-old tradition in which the President of the University grants degrees en masse while also recognizing remarkable members of the Columbia community through the conferring of medals, awards, and honorary degrees. For more information on Columbia University’s Commencement, please click here.
Each of Columbia University’s schools and affiliates also hosts its own ceremony to individually recognize graduates for their successful completion of requirements. In 2016 the Columbia School of Social Work held its graduation ceremony on the same day as University Commencement, and the venue was the historical Beacon Theatre.