News: CSSW Commencement

Dr. Reuben Jonathan Miller Tells Class of 2021: “More than a profession, you’ve chosen justice”

The following is the text of the keynote address delivered by Dr. Reuben Jonathan Miller at a virtual commencement held…

May 11 @ 4:34 pm

Dean Begg to Class of 2021: “At the toughest times, think back to today and take pride in what you have accomplished”

The following is the text of the opening remarks delivered by Dean Melissa Begg at a virtual commencement held by…

May 11 @ 4:33 pm

Reuben Jonathan Miller, University of Chicago SSA Professor and Scholar on U.S. Carceral System, Will be 2021 Graduation Speaker

The Columbia School of Social Work has announced that Dr. Reuben Jonathan Miller, Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago…

April 2 @ 5:10 pm

University, School & Affinity Groups Celebrate Class of 2020 Virtually

The list of those who made graduation 2020 special is long and includes (top row, left to right) Melissa Begg,…

June 22, 2020 @ 9:16 pm

Prof. Ruha Benjamin Calls on Class of 2020 to Become “Champions of the Social Contract”

The following is the text of the graduation keynote delivered by Professor Ruha Benjamin at a virtual commencement held by…

May 21, 2020 @ 9:34 pm

Amid Pandemic, Dean Begg Tells Class of 2020: “You are our hope”

The following is the text of the opening remarks delivered by Dean Melissa Begg at a virtual commencement held by…

May 21, 2020 @ 2:45 pm

Join Us in Congratulating Class of 2020 Grads!

When Columbia University announced in March that classes would be going online, many of the School of Social Work’s degree…

May 18, 2020 @ 5:43 pm

Former Senior White House Economic Adviser Jared Bernstein to Serve as 2017 Graduation Speaker

Columbia University’s School of Social Work has announced that Dr. Jared Bernstein, a former senior White House economic adviser who…

April 24, 2017 @ 10:36 pm

Graduation Round-up, Class of 2014

On May 21, 2014, our graduates joined Columbia Commencement on the main campus, and then trekked down to Beacon Theatre for the School of Social Work graduation. Here is the story of that special day…in photos, tweets, videos, and text.

June 2, 2014 @ 9:57 pm

Deputy Mayor Lilliam Barrios-Paoli to Serve as 2014 Graduation Speaker

Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, who heads social services under New York City Mayor DeBlasio, will serve as speaker for the Columbia School of Social Work’s graduation ceremony, to be held on Wednesday May 21 at the Beacon Theatre.

May 5, 2014 @ 11:14 pm

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