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 sizing and 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

  • Schine Bookstore Lower Level, 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 9

  • Schine Bookstore Lower Level, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Bachelor’s Degree Candidates

Custom Design Recycled Gowns

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

The SU gown, blue with orange seal and piping, is custom designed and made from fibers produced from recycled plastic bottles. Students do not pre-order caps and gowns. They will be measured and given their free gown at the distribution sites during Commencement week.


Master’s Degree Candidates

Traditional Design Recycled Gowns

Master’s candidates will wear the traditional black gown and appropriate hood. Regalia is available for purchase at the distribution locations listed or online at
Syracuse University Bookstore. The master’s cap, gown and hood are yours to keep.

(Prices do not include 8 percent sales tax)

Master’s recycled cap and gown $39.95
Master’s hood $29.95

Doctoral Candidates

Doctoral candidates will wear the newly designed custom gown, velvet tam and appropriate hood. Visit Syracuse University Bookstore for rental distribution information.

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 $79.95
Doctoral hood rental $39.95

(Prices do not include 8 percent sales tax)


Payment Methods

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