Caps & Gowns

The Syracuse University Bookstore  coordinates cap and gown sizing and distribution for SU and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). Questions? Call the Bookstore Commencement hotline at 315-443-1671. All degree candidates participating in Commencement must wear academic regalia.

Distribution Times and Locations

Please note different dates and locations for SU and ESF distribution.

ESF bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral candidates may pick up caps and gowns in the Bray Hall first-floor Rotunda:
Wednesday, May 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Syracuse University bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral candidates may pick up caps and gowns in the Schine Student Center, Main Campus.
Monday, May 8, through Friday, May 12
Schine Bookstore Lower Level, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 13
Schine Bookstore Lower Level, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bachelor Degree Candidates

Custom Design Recycled Gowns

SU and ESF provide undergraduate degree candidates with a custom designed gown. The SU gown is blue with orange piping and features the SU seal on the front. The ESF gown is green with white piping and features the ESF seal on the front. Students do not pre-order caps and gowns. They are measured for and given their free gown at a distribution site.

The bachelor’s gowns are sustainable! Each gown is made from fibers derived from approximately 25 recycled plastic bottles, which would have otherwise been in a landfill.

Master’s Degree Candidates

Traditional Design Recycled Gowns

Master’s candidates wear a traditional black gown and an appropriate hood. The Master’s gowns, like the bachelors’, are made from recycled material. Candidates can be measured for, and purchase, a gown and hood in one visit to a distribution site.

(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 14.

(Prices do not include 8 percent sales tax)

Doctoral cap and custom gown rental $79.95
Doctoral hood rental $39.95

SUNY ESF Doctoral Candidates will wear traditional black doctoral rental gowns with black velvet panels and chevrons ($46.95), and will receive their doctoral hoods at convocation.

Payment Methods

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