Columbia Athletics Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2011
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

NEW YORK -- On Wednesday, May 18, Columbia University Commencement was held on the Morningside Heights campus for the 257th time. The commencement is a centuries-old tradition in which the President of the University grants degrees en masse to graduating students from eighteen schools, colleges, and affiliated institutions.

Following the ceremony, senior student-athletes and their families, along with coaches and administration filled the University Gym at Dodge Fitness Center for a brief celebration of their achievements over four years.

A small photo gallery of the event can be viewed by accessing the link above.