Multicultural Affairs Community Graduations

Multicultural Affairs collaborates with student organizations, alumni groups, and other offices to organize community-based graduation ceremonies that celebrate the accomplishments of students who have engaged in one or many of Columbia's diverse communities. 

These ceremonies are co-sponsored by GS Student Life, Barnard Student Life, and the CC/SEAS Office of Multicultural Affairs.


All events will be recorded and posted online. More information and links to recordings will be sent to all registrants.

Graduating Seniors

Graduates must register by Sunday, March 21, in order to secure your ceremony-specific multicultural graduation gift (e.g. stole, tassel, pin, or other gift.) Graduates' final deadline to register in order to be listed on the website and at the ceremonies is Wednesday, March 31.


This form is for family, friends, alumni, current students who are not graduating, and other Columbia members who would like to register to attend one or more of our virtual ceremonies and receive relevant information about graduation updates. Guests also will receive information on how to send a special congratulatory message to our graduates. 

Ceremony Details

Native Graduation

Sunday, April 25, 2021, 4 p.m. ET

Lavender Graduation (LGBTQ Graduation)

Monday, April 26, 4 p.m. ET

Asian Graduation

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 10 a.m. ET

FLI Graduation (First-Generation and/or Low Income Graduation)

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 7 p.m. ET

Latinx Graduation

Thursday, April 29, 2021, 6 p.m. ET

Black Graduation

Friday, April 30, 2021, 4 p.m. ET