The Columbia School of Social Work Graduation Ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of graduating students. Students’ names are announced as they walk across the stage.

2016 CSSW Graduation Basics

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 2:00–4:30 p.m.
Location: The Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway, New York, NY

Tickets: Required for all attending guests; each graduate will receive 4 tickets for their guests.

Extra Tickets: Graduates are now able to enter the Extra Ticket Drawing to win one or two extra tickets. **Please enter the extra tickets drawing by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2016.**

Caps and Gowns: Not required; graduates can wear either a cap and gown or professional attire.

Disability Accommodations: If you and/or your guests require disability accommodations, please submit the Disability Accommodations Request Form, which will be available in mid-April.

University Commencement: This very special ceremony for all 2016 graduates of Columbia University takes place BEFORE the Columbia School of Social Work’s own Graduation Ceremony.  Please visit the Columbia University Commencement page for more information.

Questions? Concerns?

For more information or help with questions, please contact the School’s Graduation Planning Team by e-mail at