Wearing regalia is both traditional and required for student participation in the procession and ceremony of the university’s Commencement.
The ordering links below will open after January 15, 2020 thru April 15, 2020.
The deadline to pre-order online is April 15. Your cap & gown order will include all regalia pieces appropriate for your degree.
|$0||order by April 15|
|$23.35||order by April 15|
|$23.35||order by April 15
|$77.75||order by April 15|
|$77.75||order by April 15
|$77.75||order by March 12
Cap & gown distribution takes place on campus the week of graduation. The company rep brings all pre-ordered outfits to distribute, as well as a large supply of regalia available for walk-ins.
To receive cap & gown, TAKE STUDENT ID and go to Teagle Hall on any of these dates:
May 20, 21, 22, 23
Teagle Hall, 1st Floor Multipurpose Room
You may have a friend pick up for you. Give friend a copy of your order confirmation email (or send text/email to your friend with your full name, height, college) for your friend to show the rep that you gave him/her permission to pick up for you.
|If you pre-ordered online, your pre-packaged outfit will be ready for you to pick up. Show your student ID to receive the outfit you ordered.||If you missed the pre-order deadline, stand in the walk-in order line to request cap & gown in person. Show your student ID to the company rep, who will assemble an outfit for you.
You will need to pay the rental cost, plus $12 late fee, at the time of your walk-in order.
Graduates MUST return rented gowns and hoods by 5:00pm Commencement Day (Sunday) at one of the collection centers on campus:
Teagle Hall, Multipurpose Room
The Cornell Store (Central Campus)
A-Lot (parking lot on North Campus)
B-Lot (parking lot near Vet College)
Each cap & gown rental order contains a full set of regalia with the pieces, styles, and colors appropriate to the degree being conferred.
Tassel – Tassel color represents one’s conferring college, and may be kept as a souvenir. In addition to the free detachable tassel, students have an option to purchase a Cornell red & white souvenir tassel, and are welcome to wear both tassels on their caps at graduation.
Hood – A hood is part of graduate degree regalia (no hoods for undergraduate degrees) and represents one’s field of study. An appropriate hood will be supplied with graduate degree orders. Hoods must be returned.
|REGALIA COLORS BY DEGREE|
|DEGREE||TASSEL COLOR||HOOD COLOR||CONFERRING COLLEGE|
|Doctor of Musical Arts||gold||pink||Graduate School|
|Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)||gold||blue||Graduate School|
|Doctor of Science of Law||gold||purple||Graduate School|
|Doctor of Law (JD)||gold||purple||Law School|
|Master of Laws (LLM)||gold||purple||Law School|
|Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)||gray||gray||Veterinary|
|Master of Architecture||violet||violet||Architecture, Art, & Planning (AAP)|
|Master of Arts||black||white||Graduate School
|Master of Business Administration (MBA)||drab||drab||SC Johnson College-Johnson|
|Master of Engineering||orange||orange||Engineering|
|Master of Fine Arts||black||brown||Graduate School
|Master of Health Administration||black||maroon||Graduate School|
|Master of Industrial & Labor Relations||black||apricot||Graduate School|
|Master of Landscape Architecture||black||violet||Graduate School|
|Master of Management in Hospitality||red||red||SC Johnson College-Hotel|
|Master of Public Administration (CIPA)||black||white||Graduate School|
|Master of Public Health (Vet)||black||salmon||Graduate School|
|Master of Regional Planning||black||peacock||Graduate School
|Master of Science||black||gold||Graduate School|
|MPS in Agriculture and Life Sciences||black||maize||Graduate School|
|MPS in Applied Economics & Mgmt||black||maize||Graduate School|
|MPS in Applied Statistics||black||orange||Graduate School|
|MPS in Biological Environmental Eng||black||maize||Graduate School|
|MPS in Human Ecology||black||maroon||Graduate School|
|MPS in Human Resources||black||apricot||Graduate School|
|MPS in Industrial & Labor Relations||black||apricot||Graduate School|
|MPS in Information Science||black||orange||Graduate School
|MPS in International Development||black||maize||Graduate School|
|MPS in Landscape Architecture||black||maize||Graduate School|
|MPS in Management||drab||drab||SC Johnson College-Johnson|
|MPS in Real Estate||black||peacock||Graduate School|
|MPS in Veterinary Medical Sciences||black||gray||Graduate School|
|Bachelor of Science||maize||---||Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS)|
|Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)||violet||---||Architecture, Art, & Planning (AAP)|
|Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)||brown||---||Architecture, Art, & Planning (AAP)|
|Bachelor of Science (Planning)||peacock||---||Architecture, Art, & Planning (AAP)|
|Bachelor of Arts||white||---||Arts and Sciences|
|Bachelor of Science||orange||---||Engineering|
|Bachelor of Science||maroon||---||Human Ecology|
|Bachelor of Science||apricot||---||ILR School|
|Bachelor of Science||maize+drab||---||SC Johnson College-Dyson|
|Bachelor of Science||red||---||SC Johnson College-Hotel|
Cap – All mortar boards and soft tams are one-size-fits-all, so no measuring is necessary when ordering. The appropriate cap style will be supplied with regalia orders. Caps may be tastefully decorated and kept as a souvenir.
Gown – The gown style represents the degree being conferred. Students must know their height when placing their order. Gowns must be returned.