Master's Commencement Ceremony

The Graduate Hooding Ceremony 2024 for master's degree recipients is scheduled for Friday, May 10, at 6:00 pm in Brodie Hall's Alice Austin Theatre. 

Graduates are asked to arrive for line up in Brodie Hall by the Alice Austin Theatre. There will be staff on hand to assist you and show you the location. Please arrive by 5:15pm.

Doors are open for guests at 5:00pm. There are no tickets for this event, there is ample seating for our graduates and their guests. 

Faculty, Staff and those individuals sitting with the Platform Party (on stage) will gather in the the Green Room in Brodie Hall prior to the ceremony. You are asked to arrive by 5:30pm.

There will be a light reception following the ceremony in the Alice Austin Lobby for family and friends.

Questions about Graduation Requirements?

If you have questions about graduation requirements or eligibility, please contact your department directly.

Questions about the Ceremony?

If you have questions about the ceremony, please contact Andrea Klein at or call 585-245-5500.

Ordering a Master's Cap, Gown and Hood

Please note that the masters regalia is different (black) from undergrad (blue and white) and includes a hood to represent your advanced degree. All questions and inquiries about your regalia should be directed to the Barnes and Noble Bookstore in the MacVittie College Union. Phone: 585-245-5866.

Masters Candidates can:

1. Purchase regalia kits (cap, gown, tassel and hood) in person available at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore on campus beginning  April 1 and right through May 10. Stop into the bookstore during business hours and purchase your commencement gear. The regalia kit with hood is $108.98 plus tax.

2. Purchase your cap and gown online through Herff Jones Cap and Gown (search Geneseo and choose Geneseo State University of NY) and have it shipped to you for a standard shipping and handling fee. The deadline for ordering regalia online for guaranteed delivery by Commencement is April 20, 2024. 

3. If neither of these options works, please contact that bookstore directly at 585-245-5866 and they will work with you to get you your regalia in time for the ceremony.