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Academic Regalia

Academic regalia (cap and gown) is required of all graduates participating in 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 in March 10-12, from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. in the basement of Lerner Hall. 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.

Last day to order regalia without late fees: March 30. After this date a late fee of $20.00 will be assessed for expedited processing.


The cost for a cap, gown, and tassle for a bachelor's degree candidate is $55. Graduates may keep their academic regalia as a souvenir.


If you have questions regarding the purchasing of academic regalia, please contact the Columbia University Bookstore directly by calling 212-854-4131.

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601 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: (212) 854-2446

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