Congratulations to our Class of 2023!

Columbia Engineering looks forward to celebrating Class Day on Monday, May 15 and Commencement on Wednesday, May 17.

This is a wonderful time to celebrate the achievements of our classmates and recognize the special awards that will be given to students and faculty.

At Class Day, students will be addressed by Class Day speaker Nina Tandon PhD’09, CEO and Co-founder of Epibone. Dean Shih-Fu Chang and Columbia University President Lee Bollinger will also address graduates and their families, along with remarks from Senior Class President Kennedy Ariana Salamat, Valedictorian Ethan Wu, and Graduate Student Speaker Cam Mbayo.


Class Day

Columbia Engineering Class Day celebrates and acknowledges your hard work and academic achievement. Join your classmates on South Lawn, and cheer on your peers as you receive your class pin and hear from student leaders, respected faculty and an inspiring alumni speaker. Our beautiful campus makes an excellent backdrop for photos with family and friends to commemorate your time at Columbia University.


University-wide commencement is the ceremony when your degree is officially conferred. Join all graduating students in academic regalia to hear from the Columbia President Lee Bollinger, hear from those who receive honorary degrees, and watch as awards are presented to outstanding faculty. As the Columbia University campus transforms into a sea of blue, you’ll participate in a time-honored tradition and take your place as a proud Columbia alum.

Class Day

Monday, May 15, 2023 at 12:30 p.m. (EDT)

South Lawn, Morningside Campus

University Commencement

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. (EDT)