Cap and Gown

The timing for all Commencement ceremonies/activities and the number of guest tickets allowed per graduate will depend on the COVID situation as well as the NYS guidelines in place at the time of the event. Guests who are making travel and hotel arrangements are encouraged to make reservations that are refundable. We ask that you remain flexible as we must prioritize safety.

Cap and Gown Sales

Class of 2022 Pre-Order

Cap and Gown sales for Spring 2022 Commencement are now being accepted! Visit the Herff Jones website to pre-order your cap and gown by March 31, 2022.

Spring 2022 Pricing

Undergraduate Regalia Package $101.50
Masters Regalia Package $111.50
Doctoral Regalia Package $156.50
Souvenir Tassel (optional) $9.00

*Please be sure to provide the accurate degree information to ensure you receive the correct hood color: Log into BU Brain -> click on your records -> click on view student information -> scroll down to major and department.

When will my regalia arrive?

To track your order, please have your CPA confirmation number ready and log on to this site.

Do I have to purchase a cap and gown?

Undergraduates, Graduates and Doctoral candidates are required to purchase a cap and gown for their respective ceremony. 

How do I wear my regalia?

Take a look at these quick and easy videos from Herff Jones!

I have more questions...

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?

An undergraduate student should wear his/her 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.

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.