Commencement

Celebrating the Class of 2021

Cap and Gown Order Instructions

Marist provides commemorative cap & gown sets (regalia) to all 2021 degree candidates at no charge. Students may keep the cap, gown, and hood.

Orders were due on March 28, 2021. The order site closed at midnight on March 28.

Marist College does order a limited supply of extra caps & gowns.  If you did not order, please go to the Dyson Café according to the schedule below.  We will create a cap & gown set out of the extra regalia we order.

Cap and Gown (Regalia) Distribution Schedule

Commencement Ceremony Participants:

Students who are cleared to come to campus may pick up their cap & gown in-person according to the following schedule.

  • Caps and Gowns will be picked up at the Dyson Café – using the exterior door (opening to the outdoors) to the room.
  • Lineup will be outside – please maintain social distancing (6 ft) while in line and wear your mask.

This schedule is designed to meet NYS requirements of limiting outdoor events to 200 people.

If Your Last Names Starts With the Letter: Pick Up Date and Time Is:
A – B Tuesday, April 27, 11 am – 7 pm
C – D Wednesday, April 28, 11 am – 7 pm
E – F – G Thursday, April 29, 11 am – 7 pm
H – I – J Friday, April 30, 11 am – 7 pm
K – L Monday, May 3, 11 am – 7 pm
M – N Tuesday, May 4, 11 am – 7 pm
O – P – Q – R Wednesday, May 5, 11 am – 7 pm
– T Thursday, May 6, 11 am – 7 pm
U – V – W – X – Y – Z Friday, May 7, 11 am – 7 pm
Makeup day – all students Saturday, May 8, 11 am - 3 pm

 

Additional Pickup Days (in Dyson Café): 

Monday, May 10             11 am – 3 pm
Wednesday, May 12       11 am – 3 pm
Thursday, May 13           11 am – 3 pm
Friday, May 14                 11 am – 3 pm

Proof that you are cleared to come to campus is required – a screenshot of your my.Marist Welcome Page will satisfy this requirement and also serve as photo ID:

Image of my.marist COVID cleared

If you are cleared to come to campus and cannot make it on your day, please plan to pick up your regalia on the make-up day, Saturday, May 8, 11 am – 3 pm.  However, please make every effort to pick up on your scheduled day and do not wait until the make-up day. NYS limits in-person gatherings to 200 people in an outdoor environment.   If the line becomes too long, the room will close, and pick up will be rescheduled for another date.

Only those students who are scheduled for that day will be served.  Please do not attempt to pick up on a day on which you are not scheduled. You CANNOT pick up another student’s regalia. Regalia cannot be shipped to students who are planning to participate in the ceremony because the regalia will not be delivered before May 28.

Students Studying Remotely or Not Currently On Campus AND Will Be Participating in the Commencement Ceremony:

You may pick up on campus according to the schedule above or on the day of your ceremony. Regalia cannot be shipped to students who are planning to participate in the ceremony because the regalia will not be delivered before May 28.

Tracking campus visitors is a NYS requirement. Therefore, if are not cleared to come to campus, you must request clearance as a guest to come to campus to pick up your regalia at your scheduled time slot. The Guest Survey can be found at: https://www.marist.edu/coronavirus-guest-survey. Please complete the Guest Survey on the day before or the day of your planned pick-up.  You cannot complete the Guest Survey in advance.

If you are “cleared” for that day, then come to campus and pick up – be prepared to show proof of clearance.

Students Who Will NOT Be Participating in the Commencement Ceremony:

Students who will NOT be participating in the Commencement Ceremony may arrange to have their regalia shipped to the address provided on their order.

If you wish to have your regalia shipped to the address you provided for your order, please email Cheryl.Lown@Marist.edu by May 10, 2021 to instruct us to mail it to you. Regalia will be mailed after May 10.

Please be aware that shipping is only viable if you will NOT be participating in the Commencement Ceremony on the weekend of May 28 – 31.  If shipped, regalia will NOT arrive prior to May 28. You will not be able to change your mind about participating in the ceremony once your regalia has been shipped. Marist will NOT have extra regalia to let you borrow in the event that your regalia does not arrive in time for the ceremony.

Students in Quarantine/Isolation:

If you are in quarantine/isolation during this time, please contact Cheryl.Lown@Marist.edu to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

Regalia Not Picked Up By May 31:

Any regalia remaining at the completion of the semester (May 31, 2021), will be mailed to the address you provided on your order.