14 Photos That Show the Unabashed Joy of Columbia's Graduating Class of 2022

It has been a trying few years, but we couldn't be happier to celebrate Columbia's Class of 2022, who have triumphed through it all.

Kelly Moffitt and Jennifer Pellerito
May 13, 2022

Commencement is less than a week away. As we return to an in-person ceremony for the first time in two years, we've loved seeing the Class of 2022 footloose and fancy free as they have shared their photos celebrating the milestone of graduating. 

Here are 14 photos that show the joy, optimism, and excitement of this year's graduating class. We want to see more of your photos! Don't forget to use the hashtag #RoarLions2022 over the coming days as class day celebrations begin. 

Cross-Campus Love

 Tiange Zhao (BC’22) and boyfriend Henry Golub (CC’22) walk from Barnard College to Columbia.

Best Place on Earth

Charmane Gabriel (SEAS’22) and a friend

Full-Time Soldier, Full-Time Swagger

Lisa Cowboy

Furry Friends Celebrate Too

A group of friends and their dogs at the sundial

You Can Feel This Energy

Mir Sana Ulla

Three Dancing Maidens

Jordan Kalai (CC’22) and friends

Clinical Group Bonds Last For Life

Hannah Luong and her clinical group

One Last Stop at the Weight Room

Noelani West and Sam Angelle in wrestling uniforms.

Ready to Take on the World

Sarah Chin and friends in regalia

Commencement Spirit

Stefani Parrish and friend in cheerleading uniform

Forever a Lion

Derric Lee (CC'22)

Friends and Flowers

Three students in regalia hold flowers near Low Library

A Goodbye in Style

Maya Kashapov flips her hair in regalia.