Caps and Gowns

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, students 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 College Store website

  • Cap, Gown and Tassel Package: $45
  • Cap Only:  $9.50 Tassel only:  $5
  • Hood:  $32

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.  

Female student wearing an international stoleInternational Stoles

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

College Store Hours

Monday: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

Please note: Commencement is a formal ceremony, please dress accordingly. The general rule is lightweight, non-restricting clothes. Men do not have to wear jackets, but should wear a shirt and tie. Students are requested not to wear shorts, overalls, sandals or sneakers. 


Samantha Howell
Special Events Coordinator
President’s Office

Susan Vleck
Special Events Assistant
President’s Office

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