8 Photos that Show How 2022 Graduates in China Celebrate Their Milestone Achievement

We turn the Beijing Center into an exciting, nostalgic space, where the atmosphere is as close to the feel of Columbia’s Commencement ceremony as possible.

July 26, 2022

From July 19-20, twenty-seven Chinese graduates of Columbia University Class of 2022, who could not return to campus for Commencement Week due to COVID-19 restrictions, joined the Beijing Center for a special celebration, posing for photos with friends, proud parents, and family members together.

Check out these photos and reflections below, as our 2022 graduates look back on their Columbia experience and share their hopes for the future.

Yinan Liang, TC'22

Yinan Liang

"With and for love, go beyond."


Yifan Feng GSAS'22

Yifan Feng

"Making your mark on the world is hard. It takes patience. It takes commitment. But whenever you hear those voices that say you can't make a difference, the experience at Columbia should give you hope."


Zirui Xiong SPS'22

Zirui Xiong

"I wish everybody a bright future and continue to be excellent."


Yingxin Zhang SPS'22

Yingxin Zhang

"Looking forward to a new journey!"


Xiaoyin Zhang SPS'22

Xiaoyin Zhang

"Be bold, be courageous, be your best."


Haosu Huang TC'22

Haosu Huang

"I am grateful to the professors and staff at Teachers College for their extremely enlightening instruction and supportive accommodation that allow me to accomplish my study during the pandemic period."


Shuang Ma SPS'22

Shuang Ma

"Make yourself a better person and know yourself before you try to know someone else and expect them to know you."


Yue Zhang TC'22

Yue Zhang

"Thanks TC/Columbia for everything. The journey was short but amazing, and my education still continues."