Caps and Gowns

The cap is worn in all processions and during active participation in any of the exercises, such as the awarding of degrees. You should wear the tassel on the right at all times.

Caps and gowns are to be reserved in advance (at no cost to you) at this website

This is the only way to reserve your cap and gown. Order dealine is April 7. Since the gowns need to be customized, this deadline is firm. The ordering site will be taken down and no orders will be accepted after the April 7 date.

Caps and gowns, along with commencement guest tickets, can be picked up at the Colgate Bookstore on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of senior week (May 14, 15, & 16.) Students MUST present their Colgate ID and sign for their tickets and regalia. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO PICK UP ANOTHER STUDENT’S GRADUATION REGALIA OR TICKETS. There will be no Sunday pick up for gowns or tickets.

Bookstore hours for ticket and regalia pick-up:

Thursday, May 14, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, May 15, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.