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Faculty Regalia & Information

All Cornell University faculty are welcome to participate in Commencement Weekend events, May 26-28, 2017. Faculty may wear their own regalia or borrow regalia at no cost.

PhD Hooding Ceremony (Saturday)
University Commencement (Sunday)
College & Department Ceremonies (Weekend)

How to Borrow Regalia

ORDER | Pickup | Return

order regalia

If you need faculty regalia provided for you, you may borrow at no cost by submitting the Faculty Regalia form.

Regalia - Pick Up

Day Hall, room 163

  • Thursday, May 25, 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Friday, May 26, 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Saturday, May 27, 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 28, 8:00am-9:45am

Regalia - Return

Please make every effort to return your loaned regalia on Sunday, to 163 Day Hall, between noon and 4:00pm.

To Purchase Custom Regalia (optional)

Faculty wishing to purchase a gown, cap & tassel, and/or hood must order by April 1 to allow 8 to 12 weeks for delivery.

University Commencement (Sunday)

Faculty are welcome to attend the 148th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 28, 2017, and encouraged to participate in the formal procession, wearing academic regalia.

Faculty: Schedule | Parking | Severe Weather Plan

9:15am Faculty assemble on Arts Quad, wearing regalia
9:40am Procession to Schoellkopf begins
10:00am Procession arrives at Schoellkopf (45-min procession)
11:00am University Commencement Ceremony (ends by noon)

Review ceremony instructions and procession route.

Parking (Sunday)

Central campus will be closed to ALL traffic from 8:00am-4:00pm on Commencement Day ONLY. Buses will be running continuous routes across campus 7:00am-5:00pm from A-Lot, through West Campus, central Campus, and to B-Lot. For access to the Arts Quad early Sunday morning, use the bus and get off at the stop at Goldwin Smith Hall.

Severe Weather Plan (Sunday)

If we enact our Severe Weather Plan on Sunday, the Commencement ceremony will move inside to Barton Hall. In this situation, we regret that faculty are not able to attend due to space limitations. (College Deans will still attend for degree conferrals.) We realize many faculty and, more importantly, many students will be disappointed if faculty are unable to be there for the degree conferrals.

The procession through campus will not take place if we are in severe weather.

You may still use the regalia if your college/department event is on schedule and you need to wear your regalia to that. All faculty are asked to return borrowed regalia to 163 Day hall, between 9:00am and 4:00pm, if under a severe weather schedule.

PhD Hooding Ceremony (Saturday)

Faculty are welcome to attend the PhD Hooding Ceremony in Barton Hall on Saturday, and encouraged to participate in the formal procession, wearing academic regalia.

4:30-4:40 Faculty arrive at Barton Hall
4:45 Line up at Faculty sign
5:00-6:15 Ceremony with Procession (faculty sit by stage)
6:15-7:00 Reception with light refreshments

College & Department Events (Saturday & Sunday)

Faculty are welcome to wear borrowed regalia to their college/department ceremonies on Commencement Weekend.


Contact Information

Commencement Office
B13 Day Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-9541
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