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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 April 15 for purchase at the College Store onlinePick up and walk-in purchases will be at the College Store in the Marano Campus Center beginning April 29 through Commencement.

  • For online orders, please be sure to include your height and degree to be awarded.
  • Payment plus $8.50 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 Graduation Fair will be Tuesday, April 2, from 10am to 7pm in the Marano Campus Center/Deborah F. Stanley Arena and Convocation Hall concourse. Pick up and walk in purchase will be at the College Store in the Marano Campus Center beginning on April 29 through Commencement. The College Store sponsors the Graduation 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 2024 banner 
  • Purchase diploma frames (the only time all year a discount is offered!)
  • And win prizes

Academic regalia, including caps and gowns, will be available for all students who are eligible for graduation in May and August 2024. Six (6) tickets for family and friends are included with the purchase of cap and gown. After the Graduation Fair, students can order online for shipment or pick up beginning on April 15. Pick up and walk in purchases will be at the College Store in the Marano Campus Center from April 29 through Commencement.

Academic regalia is an integral part of the graduation ceremony. The different colors and styles denote the achievements of the wearers. Since graduation is the most important of SUNY Oswego’s academic ceremonies, it is vital that all candidates for graduation are appropriately attired. Bachelor units are $93.99 for students in Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Business and School of Education. Bachelor units are $108.99 for School of Communication, Media and the Arts students. Master units are $114.99. Please call 315-312-5900 for additional prices. Post-Baccalaurate (graduate) certificate candidates should purchase a Bachelor’s gown (only exceptions are if you are ALSO receiving a Master’s Degree) at the price listed, and will not wear a hood.

The College Store offers custom graduation announcements that can be ordered online at Diploma frames are also available for purchase online or at The College Store.

On commencement day, fresh flowers will be available before and after the ceremony in the Marano Campus Center. The Marano Campus Center College Store will be open on commencement day offering a full line of clothing and emblematic items.

Available from the College Store

  • 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.