Commencement 2022

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184th COMMENCEMENT 


TUEsday, May 17

Interfaith Justice Caucus Affirmation Ceremony
Descendants of Walker — A Garden of Many Colors

James Chapel | 2:00pm
Food and drink on Davie Terrace following the event
Email na2887@utsnyc.edu for details
open to community

TUEsday, May 17

Disability Justice Caucus Commissioning
Bonhoeffer Room | 4:00pm
Email rs4206@utsnyc.edu for details
invitation only

AAPI Commissioning
James Chapel | 5:00pm
Email sk4827@utsnyc.edu for details
open to community

Wednesday, May 18

EDS at Union Commissioning
Dean Douglas’s Residence | 5:00-6:30pm
Email dberger@uts.columbia.edu for details
invitation only

Black Caucus Commissioning
James Chapel | 6:00-8:00pm
Email nrs2164@utsnyc.edu for details
open to community 

Latinx Commissioning
Bonhoeffer Room | 8:00-10:00pm
Email ar4155@utsnyc.edu for details
open to community 

Thursday, May 19

Buddhism & Interreligious Engagement Going Forth
Fred Davie Terrace | 2:00pm | Rain location room 207
Email ptwesigye@uts.columbia.edu for details
open to community

Queer Recognition and Celebration Ceremony 
James Chapel | 6:00-8:00pm
Email vl2484@utsnyc.edu for details
open to community

commencement day schedule

line up through departure subject to change slightly

Friday, May 20

Commencement Chapel Service
James Chapel | 10:00 am

Light Refreshments
Classroom 207 | 11:00 am
graduates only

Class Photograph
James Chapel | 12:00 pm

Line Up
Academic Hallway | 12:30 pm

Procession
Academic Hallway | 12:45 pm

Depart Union
121st Street Entrance | 1:15 pm
transportation provided only TO park for graduates, not FROM park after the ceremony

Commencement Ceremony
Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in the Marcus Garvey Park | 2:30 pm
8 Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY 10027
doors open for guests at 1:00 pm

rain schedule

Commencement Chapel Service
James Chapel | 9:00 am

Class Photograph
James Chapel | 10:00 am

Line Up
Academic Hallway | 10:45 am

Procession
Academic Hallway | 11:00 am

Commencement Ceremony
Neidorff-Karpati Hall at Manhattan School of Music | 11:15 am
130 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10027
doors open for guests at 10:00 am

Announcements

Scheduling Commissioning Ceremonies

For students and groups planning Commissioning Ceremonies, please email both registrar@utsnyc.edu and utsfacilities@uts.columbia.edu to confirm the date, time, and location for your event.

Commencement Robes 

Robes for the 2021 and 2020 graduates are distributed in Room AD 116 as follows, and must be returned immediately after the ceremony:

  • Friday, May 20 from 9:00am-12:00pm

Robes for the Class of 2022 are distributed in Room AD 116 as follows:

  • Tuesday, May 17 from 1:00-5:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 18 from 9:00am-1:30pm and 2:30-5:30pm
  • Thursday, May 19 from 9:00am-1:30pm and 2:30-5:30pm

Guests

While the amphitheater has ample seating, graduates with more than 8 guests, must be approved by the registrar. Email registrar@utsnyc.edu if you have more than 8 guests attending the ceremony.

Rain Location & Tickets

If the ceremony is moved indoors to the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) arena, graduates are limited to two guest tickets for indoor seating. Overflow rooms at Union’s campus to view the live stream ceremony are open to additional guests. More details to come.

COVID-19 Safety Protocol

Face masks are optional at the outdoor ceremony. Because of the indoor components, and if rain moves the ceremony indoors, all attendees must present proof of vaccine and booster in alignment with our campus community requirement. Photo identification with proof of vaccine and booster must be presented upon arrival to each event, in accordance with Union’s policy.

local Accommodations

Restaurants

Massawa – Amsterdam & 121st Street:
https://www.massawanyc.com/

Bar 314 – Amsterdam & 122nd Street:
https://www.bar314menu.com/

La Salle Dumpling Room – Broadway between La Salle and Tiemann Place

Pisticci – Broadway & La Salle:
http://www.pisticcinyc.com/

Toast Uptown – Broadway between La Salle and Tiemann Place:
http://www.toastnyc.com/

Lodging

The Wallace – W 76th Street between Broadway and West End Ave

https://www.thewallace.com/

Edge Washington Heights – W 168th Street between Audubon and Amsterdam
https://www.edgehotelnyc.com/

HI NYC Hostel – Amsterdam between 103rd and 104th
https://www.hiusa.org/find-hostels/new-york/new-york-891-amsterdam-ave

Columbia University has negotiated rates with numerous preferred hotels in New York City. To learn more about gaining access to access this negotiated rate, visit the Columbia Visitor’s Center Website.

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