Academic regalia (cap and gown) is required of all graduates participating in the Baccalaureate Service, Class Day, and Commencement.
For bachelor's degree candidates, it is not necessary to pre-order academic regalia. The Columbia University bookstore will hold its annual Grad Fair between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on March 12-14, 2013. Students should make arrangements to purchase a cap and gown at the Grad Fair. Bookstore staff will be on-hand to assist with measurements and sizing.
Students who were unable to attend the Grad Fair may purchase a cap and gown by visiting the bookstore during regular business hours.
The cost for a cap, gown, and tassle for a bachelor's degree candidate is $50. Graduates may keep their academic regalia as a souvenir.
March 12-14 Place your order at the Grad Fair in the Columbia University bookstore (2922 Broadway) 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
April 15 Last day to place an order for guaranteed delivery of custom purchased regalia
May 7 Late fees increase due to rush processing (+$40)
May 9 Rental gown distribution begins and continues through Commencement day at the Columbia University bookstore
June 7 Last day to return rental gowns to the Columbia University bookstore (2922 Broadway)
If you have questions regarding the purchasing of academic regalia, please contact the Columbia University bookstore directly by calling 212-854-4131.