All degree candidates must wear cap, gown and tassel or military dress uniform in order to participate in commencement exercises. We also ask you to wear appropriate attire underneath your gown. The general rule is light weight, non-restricting clothes. Men do not have to wear jackets, but should wear a shirt and tie. You are requested not to wear shorts, overalls, sandals or sneakers.
Cap, Gown and Tassel
Academic regalia will be available at the College Store at the end of March for Spring Commencement and end of October for Winter Commencement. Individual items may also be acquired separately.
Complete Packages - Cap, Gown and Tassel*
- Bachelor's Degree Attire (Purchase): $41.35 (plus tax)
- Master's Degree Attire (Rental): $35.27 (plus tax)
- Master's Degree Hoods (Rental) $35.72 (plus tax)
- Honor Cords (Purchase): $15 (plus tax)
* Prices were as of October 2017, but are subject to change.
The College Store will also have other items for purchase, diplomas frames and flowers, on Commencement Day at the College Store in Saranac Hall and at its booth in the Lobby of the Field House.
Graduation Announcements can be purchased at the College Store in Saranac Hall.
On the Web
Information about academic regalia, other graduation items and ordering online, will be available on the College Store's website.
Questions about Academic Regalia
For questions about availability, fitting and pricing, please contact:
Campus Location: Saranac Hall
Address: 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Toll-Free Phone: (888) 778-4438
Local Phone: (518) 564-2082
For more information about Spring Commencement at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Office of the President
159 Hawkins Hall
(518) 564-2010 (phone)
(518) 564-3932 (fax)