The Columbia University Programs in Physical Therapy is thrilled to announce details about Commencement!

Columbia University Commencement

The Columbia University Commencement is taking place on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023, at 10:30 am (EDT). General admission for guests opens at 8:30 am. Graduates begin to line up at 8:00 am. All graduates must be assembled by 9:00 am, typically lining up with Human Nutrition and Occupational Therapy programs. It was recommended that graduates use the Wein designated entrance. If we receive further information on your seating, we will let everyone know. You will need to wear your cap and gown, bring water, and carry your University ID.

Instructions on how to register for Columbia University Commencement can be found below:

*Commencement ticketing instructions were updated on 4/24

*If you are having trouble registering for tickets, please email


Programs in Physical Therapy Convocation and Reception

The DPT Program convocation will be held at Alumni Auditorium (630-650 W. 168th St), Tuesday, May 16th promptly at 10:00 am (EDT). The ceremony typically ends at noon. Please arrive no later than 9:00 am. You will need to swipe your ID. We will assemble in the hallway next to the Auditorium (enter William Black Building, ascend the short staircase on the right after passing security.) Beginning at 9:30 am, you will be lined up in alphabetical order and given instructions on when and how to enter/exit the stage during the hooding component of the ceremony. Don't forget your gown, hood, and tam!

Ceremony details are below:

  • Ceremony Date: May 16th, 2022

  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Event Details: Alumni Auditorium, 650 W 168th St.

Following our Ceremony, we will have a Reception.

Reception details are below:

  • Reception Date: May 16th, 2022
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Event Details: 50 Haven Ave.

The reception, held in your honor, follows immediately after the ceremony at 50 Haven Ave, First Floor Lounge. There will be plenty of food and drinks so come hungry.