Cap and Gown Adornments
The Clarkson University Bookstore with Jostens coordinates the sale of caps, gowns, and hoods for the ceremony. All regalia must be ordered on-line through Jostens by the following deadlines:
Master Degree and Doctoral Degree Candidates: February 7, 2012*
Bachelor Degree Candidates: March 6, 2012
*Please note that Master and Doctoral hoods are custom made, and must be ordered by the February 7th deadline.
Cap and gown pick-up
Your pre-ordered cap and gown will be available for pick-up at the University Bookstore starting Wednesday, April 11 through Thursday, April 12, 2012, from 9:00am until 5:00pm.
Regalia must be paid for in full at the time of pick-up. Please check for pricing and payment options.
If you are currently off-campus, and are unable to pick-up your regalia, please fill out the shipping form and send it with your payment to the University Bookstore by April 11, 2012.
Please note that we cannot guarantee regalia sizes after the above deadlines.
Proper Apparel for Commencement Day
Commencement is a dignified occasion. Good academic taste requires that the cap be worn straight. The tassel should be on the right side of the cap for candidates who have not received a baccalaureate degree from any college or university. Those who have received such a degree will wear the tassel on the left side.
Along with the standard Clarkson cap and gown, other regalia that may be worn during the commencement ceremony are:
- One university approved sash representing the country of a study abroad experience
- One honor cord representing with great distinction from Clarkson