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Everything You Need to Know for Graduation Day

SPS will host its 2022 Graduation as two ceremonies on Friday, May 13, with a morning ceremony at 10 a.m. ET and an afternoon ceremony at 1:30 p.m. ET. A livestream will be available to watch on the day-of.  

Find Graduation details here along with our important guest details here. For a complete list of "to-do's", Class of 2022 graduates should refer to the Graduate Checklist.

Share your photos using the hashtag #ColumbiaSPSGraduation. Download the grad cap filter on Instagram or Facebook (click through on your mobile device). 


Each ceremony will feature a student speaker and a faculty speaker. A designated graduate marshal will lead each program in the academic procession. Graduate marshals are students chosen by program faculty and staff to represent the academic excellence within their programs. 

Morning Ceremony 

  • Graduate Check-In: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. ET
  • Guest Entry Opens: 9:00 a.m. ET
  • Ceremony Start: 10:00 a.m. ET

Student Speaker 

Jenifer Bloodsworth, '22SPS, Wealth Management

Faculty Speaker 

Len Elmore, J.D., Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Sports Management  

Graduate Marshals

Kate Wang, Applied Analytics

Lucinda Rawe, Construction Administration

Caroline Raccuia, Human Capital Management

Christopher McKeon, Insurance Management

Shaun Munroe, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Erika Dy, Sports Management 

Corban Weatherspoon, Technology Management

Derisa Zahara, Technology Management

Jason Papier, Wealth Management 


Afternoon Ceremony 

  • Graduate Check-In: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. ET
  • Guest Entry Opens: 12:30 p.m. ET
  • Ceremony Start: 1:30 p.m. ET

Student Speaker

Adam Gerber, '22SPS, Strategic Communication

Faculty Speaker 

Robert Klitzman, M.D., Program Director of the M.S. in Bioethics; Professor of Psychiatry (in Sociomedical Sciences), Columbia University Medical Center

Graduate Marshals

Susan Wang, Actuarial Science 

Brian Geldziler, Bioethics 

Paige Chen, Enterprise Risk Management

Sarah Sambol, Information and Knowledge Strategy

Allison Coffelt, Narrative Medicine

Xavier Henderson, Nonprofit Management

Georgina Anderson, Strategic Communication 

Joaquin Rosas, Sustainability Management

Chandler Precht, Sustainability Science

Columbia University Celebration and SPS Reception for the Classes of 2020 and 2021

The Columbia University Commencement ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m. ET. Share your photos using #RoarLions2022. The University's Celebration for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 will take place on Thursday, May 19, at 10 a.m. ET. Share photos from the day using #ColumbiaSPSAlumni