Commencement 2020

Cap and Gown / Accessories

Cap and Gown Purchase

At Grad Fair - "one stop shop for all your commencement needs"

  • When is Grad Fair?
    • March 17-18, 2020, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (Inside the Bookstore atrium, building 66)
  • How to Obtain your Cap and Gown
      • In-store at event or afterwards:
        • Complete your information form with name, height, email, and major
        • Pay at the main registers
        • If you ordered in-person pick up today at the downstairs atrium window on the same day of your purchase
      • Online orders at Bronco (coming soon)
        • If you ordered online pick up  starting March 17th at upstairs atrium window.  We request you pick-up your gown as soon as possible to guarantee fit and guarantee availability of your required regalia.
        • Online orders accepted up until one week prior to commencement.  Week of purchases in store only.
        • Early orders recommended to insure proper fitting.
  • Caps and gowns will be available starting March 17, 2020 at the Bronco Bookstore:
    • Discounted frame packages start at $244.95 plus applicable taxes, and include bonus items if purchased by March 18, 2020.
    • Traditional complete package includes:  cap, gown, tassel, and sash (master to include hood)
    • Individual items available
    • Prices valid through May 2020

Regular Bookstore Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday - Closed
*Hours subject to change

Bookstore Tents at Commencement:

  • Friday - 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday - 6:30 am to 8:30 pm

It is highly recommended to purchase your cap and gown in advance for proper fitting at Grad Fair.  Limited quantities and sizes of caps and gowns are available at the Campus Center Marketplace on May 15-17th, two hours prior to each ceremony.

Official Cal Poly Pomona caps and gowns are the ONLY outer attire allowed for graduates. It is not an all-weather garment. The attire is all black, plan accordingly for cool clothing underneath gown.

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Graduation Announcements, Rings, and Tags

Celebrate your achievement with a custom announcement, graduation rings or collegiate tags offered by Jostens.

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Commencement Photos

Grad Images

Professional photographers will take three photos of each graduate. Photos are taken prior to ascending the stage. Photographer is positioned just off-stage for the perfect shot of your graduate's proud moment. Proofs will be emailed to each graduate shortly after the ceremony to be considered for purchase. You do not need to sign up for this service in advance; every candidate and graduate will have their photograph taken at ceremony.  Event team, and photographers will provide guidance.  There is no obligation to purchase.  Students may pre-register to obtain a discount.

For additional information please visit Grad Images online, call 800-261-2576, or email GradImages has a large team of customer care representatives ready to help graduates and family members with anything you may need.


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