Current and Emeriti faculty are cordially invited to march in the academic procession at the University’s 163rd Commencement on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Commencement is an all-University celebration, and faculty are an important part of this traditional academic ceremony. It means a great deal to the graduates and their families to have you share their accomplishment with them!
If you plan to participate in the academic procession at Commencement, please review important details below and then register via the form at the bottom of the page no later than May 2nd. Your registration will allow the Office of Special Events to confirm your participation and plan ample seating.
Please note that your home lot parking permit is not valid on Commencement day. Parking is available at the University Avenue Garage. See Parking and Buses for more details.
Academic Regalia Required
If you do not own your own academic regalia and are marching in the Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 14, you may borrow a cap and gown (owned by Syracuse University) from the Office of Special Events. Fill out the Faculty Participation Form at the bottom of this page by May 2nd. Hoods may be rented through the Bookstore. Those participating in Convocations must rent their regalia through the Syracuse University Bookstore.
If you are only attending Saturday’s Convocation and you need a cap and gown, you must either obtain academic regalia through your school or college (if they provide that option) or rent academic regalia through the Bookstore.
Hood Rental from the SU Bookstore
Hoods can be rented from the Bookstore by contacting them directly, 315-443-1671.
- Hood Rental Requests must be submitted to the Bookstore by April 1.
- Bring your SU or ESF ID to the Underground, Schine Student Center on main campus Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as Saturday, May 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.to pick up your hood.
To Purchase any Portion of Regalia
Contact the Syracuse University Bookstore . Allow eight weeks for delivery. Inquiries may be directed to the Bookstore, 315-443-1671.
Assembly for Academic Procession
Assembly Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Home Team Locker Room, Carrier Dome
Entrance: Gate C (closest to the Law School and convenient to the faculty robing area), or B or E.