Caps, Gowns, and Tassels

All graduates participating in the Commencement ceremony are required to wear a blue cap and gown with a blue and gold tassel.

Cap and Gowns will be available for order starting Monday, January 23.

To order:

  1. Go to
  2. “Search SUNY Canton”
  3. On the next page click “SUNY Canton”
  4. Choose Saturday May 11 and appropriate degree
  5. Click the Blue “Cap & Gown” button at the top of the page
  6. Fill in student information and “Add to Cart”
    • No payment is necessary at time of ordering. Payment is due at the time of pickup.
    • Pick up date for cap, gown & tickets begins: Monday, April 22.
    • Last Pick up date for tickets: Friday, May 3.
    • Last Pick up date for cap & gown: Friday, May 10.
    • Pick up location will be across the hall from the Campus Store.

Any student who does not have access to the campus store may complete this Cap & Gown Order Form to have their items (cap, gown, hood, and tickets) shipped to them (a shipping fee will apply).

  • After submitting the form, you will receive a confirmation email with pertinent information outlining the next steps.
  • There will be no accepted submissions for shipping after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21.

Payment is due at the time of pick up. The following are this year’s prices (not including shipping)

  • Cap & Gown - $55.00
    • Any orders that were not placed on the Herff Jones website will be subject to a $10.00 fee.
  • Bachelor Hoods - $40.00 Bachelor hoods come in the following colors:
    • School of Business & Liberal Arts – Drab (Brown)
    • Canino School of Engineering Technology – Orange
    • School of Science, Health, & Criminal Justice - Gold
  • Honors Tassels - $10.00 Honor graduates with a GPA of 3.25 or higher are eligible to wear a gold tassel. Upon request and verification, honor students may purchase a gold tassel.

Graduates who are members of official registered honor societies may opt to purchase and wear an honor cord, medallion, or stole (depending on the honor society). This distinction is not for all students who may be graduating with honors, but only for those who are members of honor societies. The following honors societies and groups have a cord, stole, or medallion available for purchase for confirmed, active members:

  • Golden Key International Honor Society
    • Specific to students in 4-year programs.
    • Students may purchase a blue and gold cord or gold stole through the Golden Key site directly. You must be a member and log in through your account to purchase these items.
  • Alpha Phi Sigma
    • Specific to Criminal Justice majors.
    • Students have the option to purchase a medallion, blue and gold cord, or gold stole with blue letting through the APS faculty advisor.
  • Tau Alpha Pi
    • Specific to Engineering Technology majors.
    • Students have the option to purchase a gold and green cord through the TAP advisor.
  • Tau Phi Zeta
    • Specific to Veterinary Technology Majors.
    • Students will order hunter green and silver honor cord and society pin through TPZ advisor.
  • Current and former service members
    • Verified students may contact the campus Veterans Coordinator to coordinate pick up of a red, white, and blue cord.

Your official SUNY Canton class rings can be ordered online here from Herff Jones. The website showcases a variety of styles and includes online promo codes to save during checkout.

Special Events Coordinator
Amber Baines
Phone: 315-386-7918