Caps and Gowns

You ordered your cap and gown when you applied for graduation. Starting Monday, April 29 through Friday, May 3, between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., you will need to pick up your cap and gown at the Berklee Bookstore. Caps and gowns will not be available at Agganis Arena. If you want someone else to pick up your cap and gown between April 29 to May 3, you must fill out this designation form by Thursday, April 25.

On Saturday, May 11, you must arrive “robed and ready” (wearing your cap, gown, and tassel).

Students may decorate their mortarboard "cap." Only the flat top area of the cap may be decorated. Cap decorations that are motivated by animosity against a person or group because of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin or which infringe on the rights and freedoms of others or contain profanity will not be allowed.

Stoles: A graduation or academic stole is a decorative vestment worn by students over the commencement gown. Only Berklee-recognized stoles may be worn to the commencement ceremony; no personal, individual stoles are allowed.  Berklee distributes stoles as part of our Latinx, Lavender, and Jabulani commencement celebrations.

Cords:  The College does not utilize academic cords or academic honors during the commencement ceremony.

Berklee Online students, please review Berklee Online commencement information.

Boston Conservatory at Berklee students, please review Conservatory commencement information.