Attention Graduates: Last Chance to Register for May Commencement and May Graduate Hooding/Commencement

By Jennifer King MacKenzie, March 5, 2024

Sign up for Commencement (graduation) and Graduate Hooding/Commencement closes this Wednesday, March 6 at 5:00 p.m. If you have not done so already, please complete the Marching Order form by Wednesday or you will not be able to attend graduation or the graduate hooding in any capacity. The form will take less than five minutes to complete. (Note that Marching Order is a software program that Ithaca College uses to allow students to sign up to attend the graduation ceremony.)

To access the Marching Order form, find one of the emails (February 7 or February 20, 2024) sent to you from Your personal link is in those emails. If you cannot find the emails, please reach out to If you already created a Marching Order account, but did not submit your response, you can click on this link to get to the Returning Users login page. 

Remember, just because you applied for your degree this does not mean that you are already signed up to attend the Commencement or Graduate Hooding/Commencement ceremony! Applying for your degree is a separate process that you completed in the fall which tells us that you intend on graduating, what your diploma name is and where to mail it. Completing the Marching Order form tells us if you are attending the Commencement ceremony on May 19, 2024, or not.

We hope that many of you will choose to attend the Commencement ceremony and allow us to celebrate your accomplishment. More information and answers to frequently asked questions on completing the Marching Order form can be found on the Commencement website. Any remaining questions should be sent to

Academic Regalia is Available to Order

illustrated graduation cap

The Campus Store, in collaboration with Oak Hall, has opened the website to order your cap, gown, and other regalia for May. 

Regalia can be purchased effective immediately at

Deadline for Ordering Grad Regalia (Cap & Gown)  
April 1 | Shipped to Campus Store for Pick-Up 
April 15 | Shipped to Your Designated Address 
Please plan ahead and order your regalia in advance.  

Important Dates to Remember

  • March 6 at 5pm – Deadline: Register to attend Commencement or Graduate Hooding/Commencement
  • April 1 at 5pm  - Deadline: Order your cap and gown to be delivered to the Campus Store 
  • April 15 at 5pm – Deadline: Order your cap and gown to be delivered to another address
  • May 18 at 1pm – Graduate Hooding and Commencement Ceremony 
  • May 19 at 10am – Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony