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Advisory Regarding Coronavirus COVID-19

In order to deliver the best and safest program for our students, the School of Professional Studies is planning to move all programs to online learning for Summer 2020. With the State of New York’s approval, we expect to formally announce this transition as of April 10, 2020. We are excited to deliver dynamic and engaging courses and cocurricular activities online. Our websites will be updated with additional details in the coming weeks. Learn More.
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Graduation Event Details

SPS Graduation Ceremony

This ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of graduating students from the School of Professional Studies.

Please Note: Due to the recent Health Advisory Regarding Coronavirus COVID-19, The School of Professional Studies will be communicating an alternative plan to celebrate our graduating students in the following weeks.

Columbia University 265th Commencement

As referenced in President Bollinger’s recent message to the community, due to guidance from the CDC and local government on the COVID-19 pandemic, we are actively working to modify our traditional Commencement events and ask graduates and their families to not make plans to return to campus for graduation activities this spring. Degrees will still be conferred on Wednesday, May 20. More information will be shared as soon as it is available.

Columbia University continues to closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 developments and will be making a decision in the coming weeks about our Commencement ceremonies. Details will be shared directly with all school planners and posted on this website as soon as possible. Please refer to the COVID-19 Guidance for the Columbia Community for the latest information.

For updates or questions on Commencement please see the Commencement page.

Office of Disability Services

For information regarding wheelchair accessibility and accommodations during SPS Graduation or Columbia University Commencement, please review this page. If you still have questions, contact the Office of Disability Services. Their email address is disability [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu. Their telephone number is 212-854-2388.