3. Order Regalia and Visit the Grad Fair
Academic regalia is required to participate in the Convocation and Commencement ceremonies. Regalia may be obtained through the Columbia University Bookstore in Lerner Hall, 2922 Broadway, New York, NY 10027. For more information, call the bookstore’s Regalia Hotline at (212) 854-6145.
PhD students: Doctoral regalia consists of a gown, hood, and velvet tam (cap). You should order your regalia by March 30 and pick up your order starting May 7 at the bookstore. There is a late fee for orders received after March 30. If you prefer to have your regalia shipped to you, you must pay a shipping fee and place your order by April 29.
MA students: Master’s regalia consists of a cap, gown, and tassel. You may purchase regalia in the bookstore up until the day of the Convocation ceremony. If you prefer to have your regalia shipped to you, you should place your order by March 31 to avoid a late fee, and you must also pay a shipping fee.
Military Honor Cords: Active-duty members or veterans of the US Armed Forces are invited to wear a red, white, and blue honor cord in recognition of their service to our country. These cords will be provided by the University to any eligible graduate who requests one. To request a cord, please contact veterans [at] columbia.edu by May 1.
Grad Fair: The Morningside Campus Grad Fair at the Bookstore will take place on March 7, 8, and 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Click here for more information.