Academic attire for all bachelor's and master's degree candidates is available for purchase through the Columbia University Bookstore. Gown orders can be placed beginning in February. These gowns are not rentals, but souvenirs—they are yours to keep, without the trouble of pre-orders or returns.
Some schools pay for their students' academic attire; if this is true of your school (your school will notify you), please remember to give your name to the attire representative when you pick up your gown at the bookstore.
Academic attire for doctoral and LLM candidates require special ordering through the Columbia University Bookstore. You may order your doctoral and LLM regalia for rental or purchase from the Columbia University bookstore or your school's Commencement coordinator.
Please note that only faculty, doctoral and LLM students wear hoods.
Academic attire is to be picked up at the bookstore.
The Morningside Campus Grad Fair will be held March 11, 12, and 13 from 10:00am - 7:00pm at the Columbia University Morningside Campus Bookstore.
The Medical School Grad Fair will be held in March 14 10:00am - 4:00pm at the Medical Center Bookstore.
At these fairs, you will be able to order academic attire, graduation announcements, class rings and diploma frames. For more information, please call the Columbia Bookstore at 212-854-4132.
Graduates who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces are invited to wear a red, white, and blue honor cord at Commencement Week ceremonies 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 Amber Griffiths at firstname.lastname@example.org.