Information for the Graduates

Graduate Sign Up for Columbia’s 2021 Gift Via Mail


Each kit will include a University branded pennant, photo booth props, decorative mortar board toppers, a face mask, and commemorative 2021 tassel. 



Regalia is optional and may be ordered this year for students as a keepsake. Oak Hall, with the support of the Columbia University Bookstore, is the source for all student regalia. Regalia orders for students should be placed at least four weeks prior to their ceremony date. Master degree recipients wear a cap and gown (no hood) and may purchase their regalia online or in-store. Master’s regalia is $68.


  • Online: Orders may be placed starting March 1, 2021 on to be directly shipped to the student.
  • In-store: A limited amount of regalia is in-stock for purchase starting March 15.

Joining the Alumni Community:


Graduates will receive a welcome email with information on how to stay connected with the School of the Arts, with the larger Columbia Alumni Community, and more!

Public health guidance from Columbia University experts has led us to the conclusion that large scale, in-person gatherings still present a significant hazard to the community. While the Columbia COVID-19 Task Force is actively and continuously evaluating event policies, it is difficult to predict when large gatherings will be a realistic option for the Columbia community. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these unpredictable times, and acknowledge how disappointing this news can be at such a significant milestone in your academic journey. Columbia University is committed to upholding traditions that can be implemented and reimagined to accommodate the safety of our global community.