Academic Procession

Current and Emeriti faculty are cordially invited to march in the academic procession at the University’s Commencement on Sunday, May 12, 2019. 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 1. 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. When registered, you will receive parking passes via campus mail with instructions the week prior to Commencement.

Parking is also 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, 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 1st. Hoods are available to rent through the SU Bookstore.

If you are attending a Saturday 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 rentals from the University 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 ID to the Underground, Schine Student Center on main campus Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as Saturday, May 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to pick up your hood.

To Purchase any Portion of Regalia

Contact the Syracuse University BookstoreAllow eight weeks for delivery. Inquiries may be directed to the Bookstore, 315.443.1671.


Assembly for Academic Procession

Academic Procession Start Time:  9:30 a.m.

Assembly Time: 8:45 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.


Faculty Participation Form