Registration Information


Registration for Summer 2017 classes begins Monday, March 20th.  Summer Add/drop then continues through Friday, March 24th, with the registration system being available 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.each day. A second add/drop period is scheduled for May 22- 26th, 2017. For more information regarding the upcoming registration period as well as those past, please visit the Registration Information page.

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.


9 Offices of Student Support Services


In need of a personal touch? We have 9 offices of student services:

Academic Affairs  |  Advising  |  Career Services  |  Computing Services  |  Enrollment and Student Services (covers Student Life)  |  Field Education  |  Financial Aid  |  Social Work Library  |  Writing Center

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
  • Registration
  • 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.

1st Year  |  2nd Year  | 16 Month  |  Dual Degree  |  Advanced Standing  |  Extended Program  |  Reduced Residency  |  International Students Program  |  Online Campus

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.

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