When & where do I pick up my cap/gown, name card & tickets?

Cap/gown, name card, and tickets are distributed at the campus bookstores, during the days & hours listed for exit sessions. Special notes:

  • Culinary and graduate program students must go to the Harborside location

  • Arrive anytime, allowing for about 10 minutes

  • If you’re required to attend an Exit Session, you must do that first before you can go to the bookstore

Do I have to go to an Exit Session first or can I go directly to the bookstore?

If you have federal student loans & your graduation term is winter or spring, you must complete the following steps during your final term:

  • Complete Student Loan Exit Counseling

  • Bring printed proof of completion to an Exit Session (arrive any time but allow up to 30 minutes)

  • When done, you'll receive a Cap & Gown Form

  • Fill ou the form and bring it to the bookstore

If you have no loans or your graduation term is summer or fall:

  • Proceed directly to the bookstore (no form will be required)

What are the Exit Session dates?

They are held during the winter and spring terms on multiple days.

Winter Exit Sessions

These dates are for eligible students who have a winter graduation date or who are registered for spring internship.

  • Dates TBD

Spring Exit Sessions

These dates are for eligible students with a spring, summer, or fall graduation date.

  • Dates TBD

What else do I get in addition to a cap & gown?

  • All graduating students except AS degree candidates will receive an Academic Hood.

  • Undergraduates with a 3.4 or higher GPA as of the winter term will receive a Gold Cord.

  • Honors Program graduating students with a 3.4 or higher GPA as of the winter term will receive an Honors Gold Stole (given out by the program director).

  • Undergraduates who've participated in co-curricular activities designated by university parameters will receive a Blue & White Cord (distributed by the applicable club or program director).

How do I dress? What should I wear?

  • Avoid ironing the gown; instead, tumble dry it on low in a dryer & then place on a hanger.

  • Under the gown, wear professional attire with comfortable dress shoes.

  • Place tassels on the front, right side of your cap.

  • The Academic Hood should be placed over the shoulders & then unfolded to expose the colors.