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Congratulations, Graduates!

2016 Commencement Information

Regalia is required to participate in Commencement and is different for
bachelor's, master's, and doctoral candidates. All degree recipients
from Columbia University and its affiliated institutions wear a cap and gown.
Doctoral recipients also wear a hood indicating the specific degree earned.

Bachelors and Masters Degree Recipients
Bachelors and masters degree recipients wear a gown
with a mortarboard (cap) and tassel. No hood is worn.

Bachelors and masters regalia is available for purchase only and is
available up until the day of Commencement. Orders do not need to be placed in advance.
Bachelors cap/gown/tassel is $55. Masters cap/gown/tassel is $62.

If you would like your bachelor's/master's regalia shipped to you,
please place your regalia order online.

Doctoral Degree Recipients (Law students please see the next section below)
Doctoral recipients wear a gown, hood and velvet tam (cap). All three components are
required in order to walk in all doctoral commencement ceremonies.

Orders for rental doctoral regalia may be placed in-store or by
filling out and e-mailing us the doctoral regalia order form.
Late fees will apply to rental regalia orders placed after April 8th. A set of
rental doctoral regalia is $174 (plus tax) (rental gown, rental hood, purchase tam).

Orders for custom purchase doctoral regalia may be placed at any time.
The last day to order custom regalia with guaranteed delivery by
Commencement is April 11th as it takes 5 weeks for delivery.
A set of custom purchase doctoral regalia is $873 (plus tax) (purchase gown,
purchase hood, purchase tam). Custom purchase regalia must be ordered in-store.

Law Degree Recipients
Law degree recipients wear a gown, hood and velvet tam (cap). All three
components are required in order to walk in all doctoral commencement ceremonies.

Orders for rental law regalia may be placed in-store or via
email at any time, but please note that rental and late fees will apply if you order after April 11th.

You may place your order using one of the two following methods:
1) Visit us in-store any time between by April 11th.
OR
2) E-mail bkscolumbia@bncollege.com with your full name, degree, height
and hat size. Your hat size is the circumference of your head when
measured about an inch above your temples.

Additional Information
Distribution of rental regalia begins on May 5th, 2016.

Please call the Columbia University Bookstore’s Regalia
Hotline at 212-854-6145 for all regalia inquiries.

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