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2017 Commencement Information

Congratulations Graduates!

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 additionally wear a hood indicating the degree earned.

Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Recipients
Bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients wear a gown, mortarboard (cap), and tassel. No hood is worn. Bachelor's cap/gown/tassel is $57. Master's cap/gown/tassel is $64.

Bachelor’s and master’s regalia is not able to be rented and is available for purchase only. These combo packs are available in the bookstore up until the day of Commencement. Orders do not need to be placed in advance.

As of May 4th, you can no longer purchase this regalia online due to time constraints. Please visit the bookstore any time up until the day of Commencement to purchase your regalia.

Doctoral Degree Recipients
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 emailing us this doctoral order form. Late fees will apply to rental regalia orders placed after April 10th. A set of rental doctoral regalia is $179 (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 was April 10th as it takes 5 weeks for delivery. You may still purchase custom regalia at this time and you will receive a loaner gown at no extra cost to use for Commencement while your custom one is being made.

A set of custom purchase doctoral regalia is $893 (plus tax) (purchase gown, purchase hood, purchase tam). Custom purchase regalia may be ordered in-store, by calling 212-854-4132, or by emailing AM707@bncollege.com with this doctoral order form.

Additional Information
Distribution of rental regalia begins on May 4th, 2017.

Please call the Columbia University Bookstore at 212-854-4132 for all other inquiries.

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