For Seniors

Pick up your cap and gown

The College supplies, free of charge, caps and gowns for all seniors. If you are marching in Convocation, please go to Paresky during one of the following times to get your cap and gown:

Thursday, September 13, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, September 14, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 15, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Academic tradition prescribes dark clothing for wear under the gowns. The tassel should be worn on the right-hand side.

After Convocation and before the all-campus picnic, seniors are encouraged to return their caps and gowns in Paresky. You are welcome to hang onto your cap and gown if you choose, but the college will charge a fee if you require another cap and gown in the spring. It is important to have your cap and gown properly marked as you will use the same cap and gown for Commencement.

Returns process:

  • You will receive a hanger, and a plastic bag
  • Find a sticky label with your name on it
  • Hang up your zipped robe on the hanger
  • Place your cap and tassel in the plastic bag
  • Hang the plastic bag on the coat hanger with your robe
  • Place the label with your name on it on the outside of the plastic bag, with the label facing out

If you are not participating in Convocation you will have an opportunity to be fitted for a cap and gown in June.

Line up for the academic procession

Where: On Route 2, next to the Faculty House

When: Saturday, September 15, 10:15 a.m.

What to wear: Your cap and gown

Your Class Marshals will get you lined up. The procession steps off at exactly 10:40. The ceremony in Chapin Hall starts at 11:00 and lasts about an hour.

After the ceremony, the Class Marshals will lead the Class back to Paresky Center where you will return your cap and gown and we will store them safely for you until Commencement.

Then enjoy the all-campus picnic on Chapin Lawn.