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2019 Commencement Information

Congratulations Graduates!

Please join us at the bookstore for our
Grad Fair on April 24 and 25 between 11am and 6pm.

During Grad Fair you may pick up or order your cap and gown
and receive these great rewards:

  • Great sales on class rings!
  • 25% off all Class of 2019 merchandise

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 combo pack is $59. Master's combo pack is $66.

In-store purchase: Orders for bachelor's and master's regalia do not need to be placed in advance and are available in the bookstore up until the day of Commencement.

Online purchase: You may order your regalia online until May 5th.

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 beginning March 12th. Online ordering is closed for doctoral regalia as of April 15th. You may download the 2019 doctoral order form or visit us in-store anytime. Late fees will apply to rental regalia orders placed after April 19th. A set of rental doctoral regalia is $185 (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 19th as it takes 5 weeks for delivery.
A set of custom purchase doctoral regalia is $922 (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 to begin the order process.

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