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Academic Regalia

Academic regalia (cap and gown) is required of all graduates participating in Baccalaureate Service, Class Day, and Commencement.

Ordering

For bachelor's degree candidates, it is not necessary to pre-order academic regalia.

The Columbia University Bookstore will hold its annual Grad Fair March 8-10, 11:00 a.m. to 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.

Cost

The cost for a cap, gown, and tassle for a bachelor's degree candidate is TBD for May 2017. Graduates may keep their academic regalia as a souvenir. Students may qualify for financial assistance to cover the cost of a cap and gown. For more information, stop by the Office of Financial Aid on the 6th floor of Lerner Hall in early May to speak with an adviser.

Questions?

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

Commencement Countdown

until graduation!

2017 Ceremony Dates & Times

Engineering Class Day (SEAS)
Monday, May 15, 2017
5:00–7:30 p.m.

Columbia College Class Day
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

University Commencement
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Procession begins at 9:30 a.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

JADE FAQ

What does a day in the JADE program entail?

In the morning, students receive instruction based on a web development curriculum for beginners. During the day, students will be visiting offices and meeting founders and other employees who will speak to them about the startup world. In the evening, after dinner and discussion, students will be taken on excursions in different parts of the city.

What is the program fee?

The program fee is $100.00 per student and covers food, transportation, and night activities during the week. Our application process is completely need-blind.  We are able to offer financial aid support to students with a demonstated need.

Who can apply to participate in JADE?

All current first-year undergraduate students in BC, CC, and SEAS are eligible to apply for the program.  All majors are encouraged to apply, as we want to focus on students who have had minimal exposure to the startup and tech ecosystem of New York!