To obtain a cap, gown, hood and tassel, students should first apply to graduate using myRedDragon by March 1 to have their name appear in the Commencement program.

Once a student has applied for a degree, they can purchase caps and gowns, hoods, tassels, flowers, Commencement announcements, class rings, diploma frames and other gift items relating to Commencement.

Please note students who do not apply by the March 1 deadline are not guaranteed to appear in the program.

You can order your cap, gown and tassel at any time via The Campus Store website

Please note: Cap, gown, hood, tassel and diploma cover are required for participation. Students who plan to borrow a black cap and gown must purchase a diploma cover to participate in the ceremony.  

International Stoles

Female student wearing an international stole

Students are encouraged to celebrate their study abroad, international student experience or cultural heritage by wearing an international stole. For more information on how to purchase a stole, email the International Programs Office

The Campus Store Hours

Monday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Phone: 607-753-4621
Fax: 607-753-5734
Cortland Auxiliary

Please note: Commencement is a formal ceremony, so dress accordingly. The general rule is lightweight, non-restricting clothing. Business professional or formal attire is recommended, which may include a dress or skirt, dress slacks, a button-down shirt, suit or a tie


Samantha Howell
Special Events Coordinator
President’s Office

Susan Vleck
Special Events Assistant
President’s Office

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