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Watch the 2015 Commencement Ceremony

photos of graduates from previous ceremonies

Cap & Gown

Costs of retainable attire: 2015 caps and gowns are $50 (includes cap, gown and tassel). Cap and gown are required for participants. 

Cap and gown:

You may now pre-order your cap and gown from the Herff Jones website. Pre-order by Saturday, March 21, 2015 and get a 10 percent discount when you pick up at the bookstore. If you did not pre-order, the campus bookstore will be selling caps and gowns beginning Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Pre-orders may also be picked up on this date. Cap and gown units for 2015 are $50 (includes cap, gown and tassel). 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, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To pick up your cap and gown, the Graduating Senior Survey must be completed and a confirmation number will be generated. Please see undergraduate FAQ page for information on taking the survey.

Bookstore hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.–3 p.m. If paying by check, a valid student ID or a New York State driver's license is required.

Note: The Bookstore offers graduation year "charms" which are worn on the tassel. When you pick up your cap and gown, please let the bookstore know your year of graduation so you can get the appropriate charm.  

Neither the university nor the manufacturer of the cap and gown guarantee they are colorfast. The university cannot be held liable in the event the gown bleeds.