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

2017 CSSW Graduation Basics

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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.

Graduates may pick up their tickets from Rm. 531 on the following days: 

Monday, May 1

Tuesday, May 2

Wednesday, May 3

The ticket office will be open from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. AND 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

The office will be closed from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and you will NOT be able to pick up your tickets during that time. 

Please make sure to pick up your tickets during these dates and times.

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 Monday, April 24, 2017.**

Caps and Gowns: Not required; graduates can wear either a cap and gown or professional attire. Caps and gowns can be purchased at the Columbia University Bookstore. The Columbia University Bookstore is located at 2922 Broadway, New York, NY 10027. To access the bookstore enter Lerner Hall from the Broadway entrance. For more information please contact the bookstore at (212) 854-4131

Disability Accommodations: If you and/or your guests require disability accommodations, please fill out this form.

University Commencement: This very special ceremony for all 2017 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