Visa Letters, Tickets, and Regalia

Instructions for obtaining visa letters, claiming your tickets, and ordering your regalia can be found below.

University Commencement tickets are NOW available(Instructions here)
Online registration for tickets is required for graduating students and their guests. Please use this link to request graduate tickets by Friday, May 12, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Graduate degree candidates may request up to two (2) tickets for their guests. Please note that these are NOT the Law School Class Day Tickets. 

Columbia Law School Class Day Tickets will open on April 12, 2023.

The deadline for ordering your regalia is April 11, 2023.

You must complete your Marching Order form to be eligible for free rental regalia (gown and hood). Students are responsible for paying for their own tam (the cap), which is yours to keep! Failure to complete these requirements will prohibit you from ordering your graduation regalia and may result in a fee.

Once you have completed these requirements, you may go to the Columbia Bookstore located at 2922 Broadway to get your graduation regalia measurements. If you are unable to visit the bookstore, please send the following information to the bookstore at [email protected]:




Degree: LW

Cap Size*

*Your cap size is the circumference of your head (in inches) when measuring around where you would normally wear a cap, about one inch above your temple.

The bookstore will confirm your order and reach out to you for payment.

Regalia distribution will begin on May 5, 2023.

Regalia must be returned to the bookstore no later than May 24, 2023.

Invitation Requests for Visa Purposes

If you need an invitation letter as a supportive document to obtain visas for travel so you or your family can attend Class Day or Commencement ceremonies, please complete this form.

Questions? Please contact [email protected]