Academic Attire

You are required to have academic attire to participate in both the Interfaith Hooding Service and Commencement. For women, this includes the academic gown, hood, cap and dark shoes, preferably black. A dark dress or slacks and blouse are highly recommended.

For men, this attire consists of the academic gown, hood, cap, tie, shirt, dress slacks and dark shoes, preferably black.

The academic hood is not worn until it is officially placed on each student by a faculty member at the Interfaith Hooding Service, Friday, May 19.

The tassel is worn on the left side until the very end of the graduation ceremony.

Academic Regalia (Cap, Gown and Hood)

The cap, gown and hood that is required for the Interfaith Hooding Service and Commencement will be available from the College Bookstore on a sales basis only.

The cost for graduate's academic regalia (cap, gown, and hood) is as follows:

**(2015 Pricing is subject to change)

  • Bachelor degrees: $91.14**
  • Master degrees: $105.81**
  • Doctoral degrees: $151.90**

Students must place orders by Monday, April 11

The regalia will be ready for pickup at the College Bookstore between May 2 and May 19. If you have questions, please contact the College Bookstore at (716) 829-7666. Orders may be placed by phone, (716) 829-7666, via email at, or via our website at If you place orders via e-mail or our website, please give us your name, highest degree you’re getting, and your specific area of academic achievement.

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Commencement Highlights 2015


Contact Student Affairs

Robert (Butch) Murphy
Vice President, Student Affairs
Lori Stutzman
Assistant to VP
Campus location: College Center 118/119
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Phone: (716) 829-8100

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