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Cap and Gown

Wearing the traditional academic gown and mortarboard is required for participation in all Commencement ceremonies. 

Regalia will be available for purchase at the College Store online beginning November 20. Pick up and walk-in purchases will be at the College Store in the Marano Campus Center beginning December 4 through Commencement.

  • For online orders, please be sure to include your height and degree to be awarded.
  • Payment plus $8.95 for shipping and handling is required at time of purchase for all online orders. 
  • Graduates receive 6 commencement tickets with the purchase of regalia. Students may request additional tickets in person at 506 Culkin Hall or via this ticket request form
  • Name Cards and Commencement Day Procedures must be picked up at The College Store with your regalia.
  • Call 315-312-5900 with any questions.

Graduation Fair

The 2023 Graduation Fair will be Tuesday, April 11, from 10am to 7pm in the Marano Campus Center/Deborah F. Stanley Arena and Convocation Hall concourse. The College Store sponsors the Grad Fair for all bachelor and master degree candidates to attend this one-stop graduation event.  Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Purchase cap and gown (academic regalia)
  • Pick up cap and gown previously ordered online
  • Order announcements and class rings
  • Meet representatives from Alumni FANs, Career Services, and the Registrar’s office 
  • Sign the Class of 2023 banner 
  • Purchase diploma frames (the only time all year a discount is offered!)
  • And win prizes

After the Graduation Fair, students can continue to order online for shipment or pick up beginning again on May 1.

Available from the College Store

  • Generic graduation announcements
  • Diploma frames
  • Clothing and emblematic items

The College Store will be open Commencement Day!

Items Available for Purchase

  • Custom graduation announcements from
  • Fresh flowers will be available before and after the ceremony in Marano Campus Center

Cap and Gown Price

SUNY Oswego does not charge a mandatory graduation fee. In many schools, this would be added to each student’s last tuition bill regardless of whether the student attended the ceremony.

Instead, the cost of certain items that are critical to staging the ceremonies is included in the price of your cap and gown. Some examples of these expenses include:

  • the reception after the ceremony
  • programs
  • diploma covers
  • flowers 

SUNY Oswego takes pride in providing a pleasant opportunity for graduates and their families to celebrate graduates’ achievements with faculty members and university staff.