All graduates are required to wear academic regalia at the Commencement ceremony on Sunday, as well as Friday and Saturday school/college Convocations.

The Syracuse University Bookstore coordinates regalia distribution for Commencement weekend.

Questions? Call the Bookstore Commencement hotline at 315.443.1671.

Distribution Times and Locations

Cap and gown distribution is located in the Schine Student Center, Main Campus.

Monday, May 4, through Friday, May 8 | 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 9 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Bachelor’s Degree Candidates

Bachelor’s candidates will receive a cap, gown and tassel at no charge.

The SU gown, blue with orange seal and piping, is custom designed and made from fibers produced from recycled plastic bottles. Candidates must pre-order regalia through the bookstore website. They will be given their free regalia at the bookstore during Commencement week.

Master’s Degree Candidates

Master’s candidates will wear the traditional black gown and appropriate hood. Candidates must pre-order regalia through the bookstore website. The master’s cap, gown and hood are yours to keep.

Master’s recycled cap and gown $44.00
Master’s hood $35.00

(Prices do not include 8 percent sales tax)

Doctoral Candidates

Doctoral candidates will wear the custom gown, velvet tam and appropriate hood. Candidates must pre-order regalia through the bookstore website.

Doctoral rentals must be returned to the main bookstore in the Schine Student Center by 4 p.m. Sunday, May 10.

Doctoral cap and custom gown rental $83.00
Doctoral hood rental $42.00

(Prices do not include 8 percent sales tax)

Payment Methods

Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and University Bookstore charge.