Graduation Checklist

You are ready to graduate! Now what? Follow these steps and you’ll be well on your way to a successful and celebratory culmination of your Columbia student experience.

PREPARE TO GRADUATE - COLUM.EDU/GRADUATIONCHECKLIST

PREPARE FOR YOUR CAREER - COLUM.EDU/CAREERCENTER

  • Activate your account in Handshake for jobs, events, and Career Center appointments
  • Polish your resume with a Peer Coach
  • Strengthen your portfolio with a Creative Industry Liaison
  • Collaborate with a graphic designer for personally branded business cards
  • Update your Talent Pool profile and website
  • Connect with industry professionals at an Immersion event
  • Stop by the Career Center before you graduate, Career Center services are only extended to alumni within six months of graduation.
  • Connect with us at: colum.edu/careercenter, careercenter@colum.edu, 312-369-7280

MANIFEST - COLUM.EDU/MANIFEST

  • Contact your department’s Manifest liaison. Visit colum.edu/manifest for contact info

  • Graduating Student Lunch & Class T-Shirt Pick-Up: Friday, May 12, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 623 S. Wabash, HAUS, 1st Floor

  • Graduating Student Parade | The Great Convergence Kick-Off: Friday, May 12, 12:45 p.m., 623 S. Wabash, HAUS, 1st Floor

  • SPB Presents: Grad Party Friday, May 12, 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m., Park West - 322 W. Armitage

COMMENCEMENT - COLUM.EDU/COMMENCEMENT

  • Order tickets (beginning in April online)
  • Order invitations, announcements and commencement memorabilia through Herff Jones
  • Have your portraits taken at the Grad Expo or Cap & Gown Pick Up with GradImages
  • Pick up tickets
  • Pick up cap & gown
  • Email commencement@colum.edu with questions.