Cap and Gown and Tickets

Cap and Gown

All graduates are entitled to a cap and gown at no charge. The cap and gown is yours to keep as you have paid your graduation fee of $55 which includes the cap and gown and your tickets and announcements.

(More information regarding cap and gown will be forthcoming)

Graduation Tickets and Announcements

All graduates are entitled to 4 tickets and 4 announcements at no charge. If the ceremony is held indoors due to inclement weather, the capacity of the Physical Education Building will not allow for more than four guests per graduate. No extra tickets will be issued nor can they be purchased.

Tickets are only collected if the ceremony is held indoors. However, if the ceremony is outdoors, please be mindful of the number of guests you invite since seating is limited.

Both the indoor and outdoor venues are accessible to the handicapped. Security is available with six passenger golf carts to transport guests who may have difficulty walking onto the Alumni Green. Accessible parking is available on Tennis Court Drive behind the Physical Education Building and the Morrison lot.

Guests without tickets who need accessible parking can park in Parking lot #6 located behind the George Shepard Student Center. They can then enter the 1st floor of the Student Center and watch a live stream of the Commencement Ceremony. There will also be a live stream of the of the Ceremony in Orange Hall Theater.


Please pick up your tickets on the 2nd floor of the Shepard Student Center across from the Bookstore on the following dates only:

  • Wednesday, May 2, Thursday, May 3, Friday, May 4 - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 7, Tuesday, May 8, Thursday, May 10 - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

You must present a picture ID when picking up your tickets. We will also verify the spelling of your name, your degree and major. This information is necessary to be sure your name cards are correct for the line-up.

If you are an August, 2017 or December, 2017 graduate and earned a 3.2 GPA or higher, you will be eligible to purchase a gold honor cord which you may wear with your cap and gown. You can purchase the cord at the Bookstore for $15 after picking up your tickets. Keep in mind Bookstore hours may vary from our ticket pick up times. We will provide you with a card for you to hand in to the Bookstore to verify your eligibility to purchase your cord.

If you are a Newburgh Campus graduate and will have difficulty coming to Middletown for your tickets, please contact the Office of Student Services at 845 341-4000 and we will make arrangements to have your tickets delivered to the Newburgh Campus at a designated location and time.