Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree Candidates – Please note that Bachelor’s students will wear their White Coat to the CUSON Graduation Ceremony, and only need to purchase a Bachelor’s regalia (cap & gown) if planning to attend the Morningside University Commencement ceremony. Bachelor’s and Master’s candidates at Columbia University and its affiliated institutions wear a cap (mortarboard) with tassel and gown. No hood is worn. Bachelor’s and Master’s degree candidates purchase souvenir student regalia (the gowns are yours to keep) and you do not need to pre-order your gown. There are two ways to receive your regalia:
Doctoral Degree Candidates – Doctoral graduates wear a velvet tam, a gown, and hood. Doctoral gowns and hoods can be rented or purchased, and the velvet tam must be purchased. Students will need to indicate which program they are graduating from when ordering regalia since this determines the color of the hood:
Doctoral candidates have two ways to receive your regalia:
ORDERING NOTE: Doctoral students must place orders for regalia by April 1st to avoid late processing fees!
Bachelors for purchase (cap/gown/tassel) = $50
Masters for purchase (cap/gown/tassel) = $57
Doctoral, full rental = $169 (plus tax) (rental gown, rental hood, purchase tam)
Doctoral, full purchase = $863 (plus tax) (purchase gown, purchase hood, purchase tam)
Note: Doctoral tams (caps) are not available for rent due to health considerations.
For details and pricing on regalia: Call the Columbia University Bookstore’s Regalia Hotline at 212-854-6145 or visit their website: http://www.columbiabookstore.com/
To assist you with your graduation needs, there will be Grad Fairs held on both the Morningside and Medical Center campuses. Please note that Bachelor’s and Master’s souvenir gowns are available for immediate pick up only at the Morningside bookstore (not the Medical campus bookstore). Master’s students (and Bachelor’s if you plan to attend University Commencement) are encouraged to attend the Morningside bookstore Grad Fair to purchase regalia.
Columbia University Morningside Bookstore Grad Fair: March 12 – March 14
Location: Morningside Campus, 2922 Broadway at 115th Street, Lerner Hall
Hours: 10am – 7pm
Master’s and Bachelor’s degree candidates may purchase and take home regalia at this fair. Doctoral candidates will be measured and may place orders for regalia.
Discounts that will be available at the Morningside Bookstore Grad Fair include:
CUMC Audubon Bookstore (Barnes & Noble) Grad Fair: March 15
Location: 3954 Broadway at 165th Street
Hours: 10am – 4pm
Doctoral candidates will be measured and may place orders for regalia.