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 the Class of ’58 Lounge (facing Chapin Lawn) in Paresky Center during one of the following times to get your cap and gown:

Thursday, September 15, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, September 16, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 17, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

You will need to be measured and have your items labeled, which will take 3-4 minutes. 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.

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: The lawn north of Morgan Hall

When: Saturday, September 17, 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.