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Commencement

Cap & Gown

Obtain your cap and gown, honor cord, and study abroad sash    

Please note: Caps and gowns are royal blue to match the school colors. You may now order your cap & gown from the Herff Jones website.

If you do not pre-order your cap and gown, the campus bookstore will be selling them beginning Friday, April 28, 2017. Pre-orders may also be picked up on this date. Graduation year charms will be available free of charge, which are attached to your tassel. Any other extras will need to be purchased. For questions on sizing and exchanges, please contact the Bookstore directly at 845-257-3050 or visit the store Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm and Saturday, 10am to 3pm. 

Pricing for Bachelor Cap, Gown and Tassel:

Online purchases by Monday, March 27, 2017 for campus pick up: $45.00

Orders placed on line by April 20, 2017 to be shipped directly to your home: $45.00 + shipping

Orders placed on line by May 3, 2017 to be shipped directly to your home: $45.00 + shipping (shipping charges will be higher)

Cap and gown unit purchased directly at the bookstore beginning Friday, April 28, 2016: $50

What kinds of honors can I receive? How do I purchase my honor cord?

Check with your department for any specific honors you could apply to receive. An e-mail notification with the subject line Honor Cord Notification and Pick Up Information will be sent to your New Paltz e-mail account before Friday, April 28, 2017. You will need your confirmation number and New Paltz or photo ID in order to receive your honor cord beginning Friday, April 28, 2017. The campus bookstore will have a list of all eligible students, beginning Friday, April 28, 2017. Undergraduates eligible to be considered for honors are candidates with a GPA of 3.30 or higher. This ranking is based on work completed by the end of the Fall 2016 semester. Eligible candidates may purchase an honor cord at the college bookstore. Honor cords are $13.

How do I get an international stole if I studied abroad?

The bookstore will be ordering stoles for the study abroad students who did not pre-order by the Monday, March 27, 2017 due date. You can order these through the Herff Jones website. The price for the study abroad/international stole sash is $35. If you missed the pre-order due date, you will be able to purchase a stole at the bookstore beginning Friday, April 28, 2017.

Do candidates rent or purchase caps and gowns?

Caps and gowns are purchased and must be worn by all participants. We do not rent caps and gowns. The gowns are royal blue to match the school colors. Please do not wear your high school cap and gown.