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Special Notice:

Teachers College Policy

Teachers College Convocation is a free event, and tickets, which are made available at no cost, are NOT to be advertised on the Message Center to be either purchased or sold.

Thank you,
TC Convocation Office

COLUMBIA Policy

The selling or buying of University Commencement tickets is strictly prohibited. Please be cautious of offers to sell or buy Commencement tickets. Tickets hold no official resale value and may be an unauthorized copy, therefore deemed unusable and denied on University Commencement day. Commencement tickets are solely for the purpose of allowing the friends and relatives of graduating students to attend the ceremony. All unwanted tickets should be returned to the respective school if a graduate or guest(s) no longer plan to attend University Commencement.

TC's Convocation & CU's Commencement:

What's the Difference?

TC students will be invited to participate in BOTH
TC’s Convocation ceremonies and the All-University Commencement hosted by Columbia University.
Learn more about the differences between these two ceremonies by clicking here

Teachers College = Convocation → You must register on this site for tickets.

Columbia University = Commencement → Click here for the All-University Commencement.

 

Before Convocation

  • Check in with the Registrar to ensure that you are eligible.
  • Complete any necessary paperwork.
  • Visit Office of the Registrar for more information.

Click here for Doctoral Eligibility & Deadlines    

Eligibility
Tickets
  • Register for tickets (Wednesday, March 30 - Wednesday April 13, 2016)
Take Care of Your Guests
    • Forward tickets to your guests
    • Forward this information sheet to your guests
Guest Information Fact Sheet ‌ 
Academic Attire
Graduate Checklist  ‌ 
  • Each Masters student will receive 3 tickets; each Doctoral student will receive 7 tickets.
  • E-Tickets become available on March 30, 2016. Ticket registration closes on April 13, 2016. Ticket lottery for any unclaimed tickets opens on April 15, 2016.
  • Students may be able to secure 1 additional ticket through the lottery process.

Click here for more ticket information    

  • Share this information with your guests

Guest Information Fact Sheet  ‌ 

Click here for more guest information    

  • Check in with the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities, if necessary.

Click here for information on Disability Services

Academic Attire is required to participate in Convocation and is different for Masters and Doctoral candidates.
  • Masters attire is purchased at the CU Bookstore in Lerner Hall and costs $62 plus tax.
  • Doctoral attire can be rented at the CU Bookstore in Lerner Hall and costs:
    • Columbia Doctoral Gown (no headwear is included, purchase separately) $70.00
    • Columbia Doctoral Hood $35.00
    • Tams will need to be purchased to accompany doctoral rental gowns. $69.00
  • Lerner Hall is located at 2922 Broadway at 115th Street
Store Hours
  • Mon 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Tue 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Wed 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Thu 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Fri 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sat 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sun 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • The Office of Student Affairs has a limited supply of academic attire that you can borrow on a first-come, first-served basis. Check in with them on the lobby level of the Thorndike Building.

Academic Attire Fact Sheet  ‌ 

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Ceremony Details



Masters I Ceremony

Departments
Arts and Humanities and Curriculum and Teaching
Student Line Up

Synod House – corner of 110th and Amsterdam Avenue

Ceremony Location

Cathedral of St. John the Divine – 112th and Amsterdam Avenue

1:15-1:30 P.M.
1:45 P.M.
  • The student procession will move to the Cathedral lead by a pipe and drum corps.
2:00 P.M.
  • Process to student seating in the Cathedral.
2:00/15 P.M.
  • Program begins.
  • During the program each student will walk across the stage as their name is read. A professional photographer will be on hand to capture all these moments.
  • After the ceremony has concluded, you and your guests are invited to a reception at Teachers College.

Click here for even more details about this ceremony    

2016 Masters Program Chinese

2016 Masters Program Korean

2016 Masters Program Spanish

2016 Masters Program English

Masters II Ceremony

Departments
Biobehavioral Sciences; Counseling & Clinical Psychology; Education Policy & Social Analysis and Health & Behavior Studies
Student Line Up

Synod House – corner of 110th and Amsterdam Avenue

Ceremony Location

Cathedral of St. John the Divine – 112th and Amsterdam Avenue

9:15-9:30 A.M.
9:45 A.M.
  • The student procession will move to the Cathedral lead by a pipe and drum corps.
10:00 A.M.
  • Process to student seating in the Cathedral.
10:10/15 A.M.
  • Program begins.
  • During the program each student will walk across the stage as their name is read. A professional photographer will be on hand to capture all these moments.
  • After the ceremony has concluded, you and your guests are invited to a reception at Teachers College.

Click here for even more details about this ceremony    

2016 Masters Program Chinese

2016 Masters Program Korean

2016 Masters Program Spanish

2016 Masters Program English

Masters III Ceremony

Departments
Human Development; International & Transcultural Studies; Math, Science & Technology; Organization & Leadership
Student Line Up

Synod House – corner of 110th and Amsterdam Avenue

Ceremony Location

Cathedral of St. John the Divine – 112th and Amsterdam Avenue

1:15-1:30 P.M.
1:45 P.M.
  • The student procession will move to the Cathedral lead by a pipe and drum corps.
2:00 P.M.
  • Process to student seating in the Cathedral.
2:00/15 P.M.
  • Program begins.
  • During the program each student will walk across the stage as their name is read. A professional photographer will be on hand to capture all these moments.
  • After the ceremony has concluded, you and your guests are invited to a reception at Teachers College.

Click here for even more details about this ceremony    

2016 Masters Program Chinese

2016 Masters Program Korean

2016 Masters Program Spanish

2016 Masters Program English

DOCTORAL HOODING CEREMONY

Student Line Up

Synod House – corner of 110th and Amsterdam Avenue

Ceremony Location

Cathedral of St. John the Divine – 112th and Amsterdam Avenue

1:15-1:30 P.M.
1:45 P.M.
  • The student procession will move to the Cathedral lead by a pipe and drum corps.
2:00 P.M.
  • Process to student seating in the Cathedral.
2:00/15 P.M.
  • Program begins.
  • Approximately ½ way through the ceremony, students will be directed to a reader podium on stage where they will turn in their name card to their department chair. Their name will be read and students will walk across the stage to be hooded by Provost Tom James. They will then shake hands with Susan Fuhrman, Bill Rueckert and Jack Hyland. A professional photographer will be on hand to capture all these moments.
  • After the ceremony has concluded, you and your guests are invited to a reception at Teachers College.

Click here for even more details about this ceremony    

2016 Doctoral Ceremony Program

After Convocation

  • GradImages® is the official photographer of all TC Convocation ceremonies.
  • Your photos will be available to view and order between 24-48 hours after your ceremony by visiting their website at www.gradimages.com.
  • You will receive an email from GradImages alerting you that your photos are ready for viewing. If you do not receive an email, simply enter your Last Name, your School Name: Teacher's College - Columbia University and select 2016 from the dropdown menu. Once you see your name, click on the link to view your photos.
  • If you need additional help to locate your photos, call our customer service department at 800-261-2576 or email us at giservice@gradimages.net.
  • Diplomas will be ordered shortly after graduation provided you have met all requirements for the award of the degree and should be in the mail to the student by the end of graduation month.
  • The diploma will be sent to the DP (Diploma) address on file for the student so please take a moment to input a DP address through the myTC Portal as soon as possible and make sure that the information is valid and will remain valid for at least two months after graduation.
  • Visit Office of the Registrar for more information.
  • Donate your masters gown to be borrowed by future TC graduates!
  • Participate in the Graduation Gown Lending Program by bringing your gently used TC gown to the Student Affairs Office (Thorndike, lobby level) or by leaving it in one of the bins at the post-ceremony reception.

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