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.
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 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 email@example.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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