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Caps, Gowns, Portraits

This information is correct as of March 12, 2018. Please check back regularly for updated information.

Students at CommencementCap and Gown

Academic regalia—the traditional cap, gown, and tassel—is required attire for all students participating in commencement exercises. ALL graduates are required to purchase academic attire.

All academic attire is made from sustainable materials, supporting the continued efforts of FIT in environmental sustainability.

Regalia must be ordered online from Herff Jones. (deadline is April 24) Prices are:

Cap, Gown, and Tassel 
Associate's $53.98
Bachelor's $53.98

Members of honor societies and other selected organizations may choose to wear their graduation stoles, cords, or medals to signify their achievement and association with the organization. These items may be purchased through your organization or Barnes & Noble at FIT in advance of cap and gown pick up.


Students may schedule a commencement portrait session online with Thornton Studios or by calling (212) 647-1966. FIT's school code is 02866. Thornton Studios will be on campus March 12 to March 16, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm each day for portraits.

Ceremony Photos

Island Photography will provide professional photo coverage during the event, capturing all students twice. Within two to three days after the event, they will receive a link and PIN by email to view and order photos. 

There is no obligation to purchase. Additionally, within five days after the ceremony, students will receive complimentary hard copy proofs and an order form from Island Photography via U.S. mail.