Barnard Commencement

We are pleased to announce that Barnard’s 126th Commencement will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at Radio City Music Hall. 

University Commencement will take place earlier on the same day at 10:30 a.m. on the Morningside campus, and department receptions will take place on the Barnard campus between the two ceremonies. It will be a day of celebration! 

Information regarding tickets, caps & gowns, photography, accessibility, directions, parking, and accommodations will be provided in the as the date approaches. 

We look forward to celebrating the spectacular achievements of the Class of 2018!



Please visit the Barnard website for a list of area hotels. You many also wish to visit the Columbia website for additional listings (see "Alternate Accommodations"). Some offer discounted rates to Barnard and Columbia University guests.

Barnard's "Graduation Housing for Parents" offers a limited number of dormitory rooms ($150 per room, per night, with a two-night minimum requirement) for Tuesday, May 15th and Wednesday, May 16th (checkout on Thursday, May 17th at 12:30 pm), on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration for Graduation Housing for Parents will open in March.