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Graduation Fair (Feb. 12, 2019)

The Graduation Fair offers a chance for seniors to learn about a number of resources relating to commencement, including:
  • Ordering caps and gowns
  • Ordering tickets
  • On-campus housing for families during Commencement
  • Name pronunciation
  • Senior class gift 
  • Senior portraits
  • Class rings
  • Torch medals
  • Yearbooks

Ceremony Tickets (deadline: Mar. 15, 2019)

In the event that inclement weather forces commencement indoors, tickets will be needed for spectator admission to the ceremony in Sanford Field House. Each senior may request up to six (6) tickets through the commencement registration form. Chenango Valley weather is unpredictable, even in May, so be sure to request tickets if you will have guests

The timeline to request tickets will be February 1 - March 15, 2019.

Senior Dinner & Ice Cream Social

A dinner will be held for all graduates and their guests, Friday night, May 17, 2019, on Whitnall Field at 5:30 p.m. Seniors are asked to RSVP on behalf of their families when they reserve their commencement ceremony tickets.

Caps and Gowns (deadline: Mar. 15, 2019)

Caps and gowns must be reserved in advance (available at no cost to seniors) on the Oak Hall website. This is the only way to reserve your cap and gown. The timeline for ordering caps and gowns will be February 1 - March 15, 2019.

Yearbooks (Salmagundi)


Torch Medals

All seniors are provided one Torch Medal at no charge to present to a member of the Colgate community that made a difference to them. Torch Medals will be distributed to seniors in their mailboxes during the spring semester. Learn more about Torch Medals here.

Stole of Gratitude

The Stole of Gratitude allows students to show their thanks to a non-Colgate friend or family member for their support. Learn more about the tradition of the Stole here.

Seniors may order a Stole of Gratitude directly from the Colgate Bookstore.