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Faculty Regalia & Information

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All Cornell University faculty are welcome to participate in Commencement Weekend events, May 26-28, 2017. Faculty may wear their own regalia or borrow regalia at no cost.

PhD Hooding Ceremony (Sat)
University Commencement (Sun)
College & Department Ceremonies (Fri-Sat-Sun)

To Borrow Faculty Regalia

The April 21 deadline to pre-order packaged regalia has passed. However, faculty may still use the link below through May 21 to submit a regalia order that our volunteers will assemble and have ready for you to pick up at distribution on May 25-27.

order regalia To borrow faculty regalia at no cost,
ORDER before midnight May 21.

Faculty rental outfits include a black robe, a Cornell PhD hood, and a one-size-fits-all soft tam with sewn-in gold tassel.

Pick Up: on May 25-27

    Teagle Hall, 1st floor multipurpose room
    10am-6pm, Thursday-Saturday

Return: by 5pm, May 28

    Teagle Hall, 1st floor multipurpose room
    The Cornell Store
    A-Lot (parking lot on North Campus)
    B-Lot (parking lot near Vet College)

To Purchase Custom Regalia To Own (optional)

Faculty wishing to purchase a gown, cap & tassel, and/or hood must order by April 1 to allow 8 to 12 weeks for delivery.

Events and Schedules - Information for Faculty

University Commencement (Sun)

Faculty are welcome to attend the 149th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 28, 2017, and encouraged to participate in the formal procession, wearing academic regalia.

Faculty: Schedule | Parking | Severe Weather Plan
Review ceremony instructions and procession route

9:15am Faculty assemble on Arts Quad, wearing regalia
9:40am Procession to Schoellkopf begins
10-11am Procession arriving at Schoellkopf
11-Noon University Commencement Ceremony


Central campus will be closed to ALL traffic from 8:00am-4:00pm on Commencement Day ONLY. Buses will be running continuous routes across campus 7:00am-5:00pm from A-Lot, through West Campus, central Campus, and to B-Lot. For access to the Arts Quad early Sunday morning, use the bus and get off at the stop at Goldwin Smith Hall.

Severe Weather Plan

If we enact our Severe Weather Plan on Sunday, the Commencement ceremony will move inside to Barton Hall, and the procession through campus will not take place. In this situation, we regret that faculty are not able to attend the indoor ceremony due to space limitations. (College Deans will still attend for degree conferrals.) We realize many faculty and, more importantly, many students will be disappointed if faculty are unable to be there for the degree conferrals.

PhD Hooding Ceremony (Sat)

Faculty are welcome to attend the PhD Hooding Ceremony in Barton Hall on Saturday, and encouraged to participate in the formal procession, wearing academic regalia.
4:30-4:40 Faculty arrive at Barton Hall
4:45 Line up at Faculty sign
5:00-6:15 Ceremony with Procession (faculty sit by stage)
6:15-7:00 Reception with light refreshments

College & Department Events (Fri-Sat-Sun)

Faculty are welcome to wear borrowed regalia to their college/department ceremonies on Commencement Weekend.

Contact Information

Commencement Office
B13 Day Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-9541
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