Congratulations Gratz College Graduates! 

Commencement will find all graduates wearing regalia made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles! Fewer plastic bottles will be choking our landfills because for every Gratz College student walking at commencement, an average of 23 plastic bottles was used to manufacture their cap and gown.

In the effort to increase environmental responsibility, the line of graduation wear - named GreenWeaver®  - is made of fabric spun from molten plastic pellets. With some 60 million plastic bottles going into U.S. landfills every day, Gratz College is contributing to more earth-friendly processes in the creation of these treasured keepsakes. 

Important Dates:

  • Graduation Date: May 19, 2019
  • Last day to order: May 5, 2019

Your gown will need to be unpacked and pressed before you arrive. There is no ticketing and plenty of seating available. If you would like to reserve a wheelchair accessible seat please contact

2:00: Reception for students, faculty, and guests begins in the lobby

2:45: Students line up for the processional in the Library Reading Room. Guests welcome to go to the auditorium

2:55: Processional begins

3:00 - 4:15: Commencement Ceremony

4:15: Recessional

There will be time after the ceremony to meet and mingle with fellow graduates, faculty, staff, and honorees.

Certificate recipients should choose the same degree package as the BA or MA in their certificate.



Online ordering will close on May 5, 2019.

Please allow ample time for your gown to be shipped to your home before the May 19, 2019 ceremony.

Please contact Dodi Klimoff, Executive Assistant to the President, with any issues:

**Please note group orders will not be accepted.  Only one complete package may be purchased per order.**

Online Ordering is now closed.

If you missed the deadline please contact Dodi Klimoff,, 215-635-7300 x133.