Cap and Gown

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Regalia FAQs

Can I wear a friends cap and gown?

Undergraduate students at Binghamton University wear green bachelor's gowns and mortarboards at Commencement. The gown should fall just above the ankle. If you have a green gown from a previous ceremony that you would like to use, you are welcome to do so, but you must obtain approval through the University Bookstore. Approval is at the discretion of the bookstore.

Does my tassel go on the left or right?

Undergraduate students should wear their tassel on the right side of the mortarboard prior to the conferral of degrees at the ceremony. The University President will tell you during the ceremony when you can move your tassel from the right to the left.

Masters graduates may wear their tassel on the left side of their mortarboard.

What do I wear under my cap and gown?

There is no formal dress code, however we encourage all graduates to dress for a special occasion. The Events Center and Anderson Center are air-conditioned. Be sure to account for stairs to ascend and descend the stage, when you are selecting your shoes.

What is a Stole of Gratitude?

A Stole of Gratitude or Memory Stole is worn by a graduate during the University Commencement in tribute to someone who has helped him or her to earn a degree. The stole (white sash) is a required piece of the undergraduate cap and gown ensemble.

Commencement has gone green!

Graduates will be wearing environmentally-friendly caps and gowns. The caps and gowns are made from Repreve, a yarn made from 100 percent recycled materials. And, there's an added bonus: Unifi, the company that makes Repreve, will donate a portion of its sales to environmental causes that you help choose. Here's how it works: When you purchase your cap and gown at the University Bookstore, locate the code inside the hang tag. Then, go to Repreve's website to vote for the cause you'd like to receive a portion of Unifi's annual donation.

How do I wear my regalia?

Bachelor Regalia

Masters Regalia

Doctorate Regalia