Prepare for Graduation

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To prepare for graduation, you should do the following:

Caps and Gowns

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

If you have not purchased your cap and gown: Stop by the Barnes & Noble at FIT pickup dates listed below; additional regalia may be available. 

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

Regalia Pickup at Barnes & Noble at FIT

Those who preordered their cap and gown can pick them up at the campus bookstore on the following dates and times. 


  • May 8 and 9, 10 am–5 pm


  • May 10 and 11, 10 am–5 pm
  • May 12, 11 am–3 pm
  • May 13, 10 am–2 pm
  • May 15, 10 am–6:30 pm
  • May 16, 10 am–5 pm
  • May 22, 10 am–6:30 pm

Accessibility and Special Accommodations

The Haft Theater is an accessible venue. Accommodation requests for graduates and their guests may be directed to the Office of Disability Support Services (FIT-ABLE). Attendees with special needs (wheelchair assistance, FM systems, etc.) may submit their request via the Request for Accommodations at Commencement form. Closed captioning of the ceremony can be accessed by selecting the captioning option on the commencement livestream, which will be available at and on Vimeo.

Your Ticket and Guest Tickets

The ticket reservation system has closed. 

All guests age 2 and up require a ticket for admission. All graduates and guests attending commencement must have a ticket to enter the venue.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Transfer of tickets is not allowed.

Statement on Sale and Misuse of Commencement Tickets

FIT prohibits the sale or purchase of commencement tickets and the posting of advertisements offering tickets for sale or requesting tickets for purchase. FIT also prohibits the duplication of tickets as well as the production and use of counterfeit tickets. Any student who the college has reason to believe is selling tickets, has purchased tickets, has posted an advertisement offering to buy or sell tickets, or who is found to have produced or attempted to use a duplicated or counterfeit ticket will be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the Code of Student Conduct. Penalties may include denial of permission to participate in commencement. Any guest found to be using such tickets will be refused admission to the ceremony. Please contact [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Further details will be posted when available. This page last updated: April 28, 2023.