All Graduates Participating in Commencement Must Wear a Cap and Gown

All graduates participating in Commencement must wear a cap and gown provided by the college at no charge. The Denison University Bookstore — which can be accessed online at — is the official supplier of caps and gowns, diploma frames and other gift merchandise. Graduating seniors are directly notified of the dates of the Bookstore Grad Fair.

The Bookstore Grad Fair will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16 and 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Slayter Union. At the Grad Fair, graduating seniors can:

  • pick up their complimentary cap & gown
  • order custom announcements and class rings from our official provider, Jostens
  • purchase other commencement-related merchandise, including diploma frames

Graduating seniors who are unable to attend Commencement should notify the registrar so their diplomas can be mailed. Please note that seniors who have not completed their degree requirements may not participate in Commencement Exercises.