Barnard Commencement


Barnard's 125th Commencement will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. at Radio City Music Hall. 

University Commencement will take place on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. (Candidate procession begins at 9:00 a.m.) on the Morningside campus.

Information regarding the schedule of Commencement activities as well as information about tickets to Barnard and University Commencement ceremonies, receptions on campus, caps & gowns, guests with disabilities, accommodations, photography, parking, and directions will be available in the spring semester. 

We very much look forward to celebrating the spectacular achievements of the Class of 2017.  More information and updates will be provided on this website in the coming weeks. 


Please visit the Barnard website for a list of area hotels.  You many also wish to visit the Columbia website for additional listings (see "Alternate Accommodations").  Some offer discounted rates to Barnard and Columbia University guests.  

Barnard's "Graduation Housing for Parents" offers a limited number of dormitory rooms ($150 per room, per night, with a two-night minimum requirement) for Tuesday, May 16th and Wednesday, May 17th (checkout on Thursday, May 18th), on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register here for Graduation Housing for Parents