Graduation Swag Pickup and Grad Walk on Campus

Class of 2021: Congratulations on this monumental milestone. Please see all of the events happening on campus to celebrate your accomplishments and make sure you register first and be Green Pass Compliant to ensure we keep our campus safe and open.

Before arriving, please remember: 

  • Show your ID and green pass/screen upon arrival. 
  • Masks and social distancing required.
  • Follow the Columbia Health Compact.

Dates and times vary from Tuesday, April 13 – Friday, April 16.

Sign up HERE for the date/time to pick up your snack and swag boxes.

If you can no longer pick up your graduation swag box, please email [email protected].


On Friday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Law School will participate in Grad Walk Day on Campus

Graduates must register in advance, wear their own cap and gown OR show up in the attire of their choice. They also must show their ID upon arrival to verify their appointment plus their Columbia University/Teachers College Green Pass or Barnard College Green Screen. The check-in process will be completely touchless.

The GradImages reservation system allows 12 graduating students to sign up per 15-minute interval. Breaks for the photographers will be factored into the schedule.

Students will be required to keep their masks on for all photos.

To maintain social distancing and prevent crowds from gathering, students are encouraged to arrive no more than five minutes before their reservation time.

Graduates will queue up in front of Butler Library. 

We also encourage you to choose from the open slots listed below. These dates and times are available to all Columbia University students, regardless of their school. Please feel free to sign up with your friends!


Take selfies at the locations on campus listed below:

  • Balloon tunnel self-station
  • In front of the flag cluster on the east side of the commencement stage
  • Center stage with Low Library in the background as well as the podium and floral arrangement
  • Step & repeat with Columbia University backdrop
  • Platform party