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Graduation Details

Class of 2024

SPS Graduation Ceremony: Friday, May 10, 2024

The May 2024 SPS Graduation is intended to celebrate the accomplishments of students with a degree conferral date of October 2023, February 2024, and May 2024. SPS Graduation will be broken into two ceremonies and each graduate will be able to bring up to six (6) guests. Graduate and guest information will be sent to all graduates via email.

Ceremony Location

Graduation will take place at Baker Athletics Complex, Soccer Stadium, 533 W. 218th St. New York NY 10032. Please review the map below for graduate and guest entrances on the day of Graduation. 

View Map of Baker Athletics Complex Here

Directions to Baker Athletics Complex

Graduates and their guests are encouraged to take public transportation

  • By MTA NYC Subway 
    • Take the 1 Train to 215th Street. Walk two blocks north and cross Broadway at W. 218th Street. 
    • Take the A Train to 207th Street. Proceed north to 218th Street.
  • By MTA Metro-North Commuter Rail: Marble Hill Station is located just across the Harlem River from Baker Athletics Complex, at 225th Street. Walk east to Broadway, then south across the Broadway Bridge to 218th Street.

Parking is not available on-site and is extremely limited around the complex. 

The local garages below are not affiliated with Columbia University but are located in close proximity to the Baker Athletics Complex.

Morning Ceremony, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM ET

  • Applied Analytics
  • Construction Administration
  • Human Capital Management
  • Insurance Management
  • Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
  • Political Analytics 
  • Sports Management
  • Technology Management
  • Wealth Management

Afternoon Ceremony, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM ET

  • Actuarial Science
  • Bioethics
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Information and Knowledge Strategy
  • Narrative Medicine
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Strategic Communication
  • Sustainability Management
  • Sustainability Science

View the 2024 Graduate Checklist

Live Stream and Recording

SPS Graduation is available on the Commencement website for live, online viewing during the event. Recordings of the ceremony will be available for on-demand viewing after the event on the Commencement website. View the Live Stream here.

2024 Graduation Ceremony Program

Click here to view and download the Ceremony Program for both 2024 SPS Graduation ceremonies!

University Commencement

The university-wide commencement, previously scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2024 has been canceled. For more information, please read the full announcement here.

Additional Information

Commencement season is a time to celebrate and enjoy the accomplishments of our graduates. To honor the spirit and significance of this occasion, we do not permit the interruption of speakers or audience disruptions. Currently, all participants and guests attending Commencement season event(s) are expected to follow the responsibilities outlined in University policies, including the Rules of University Conduct and Standards and Discipline and agree to these terms upon registering. Those found in violation will be asked to discontinue and may be asked to leave the venue. If there are any future updates or changes, we will communicate directly to all registered guests and graduates.