Commencement Will Find University of Rochester Students Wearing Caps and Gowns Made from 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic Bottles!

In the effort to remain green on campus, all ­­­University of Rochester – Simon School of Business students will be wearing environmentally conscious GreenWeaver®   regalia. This line of graduation wear is made of fabric spun from molten plastic pellets produced from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.

Each day in the US more than 60 million plastic water bottles are thrown away. Most end up in landfills or incinerators, and millions litter America’s streets, parks, and waterways. With an average of 25 plastic bottles being used to produce your cap and gown; you are helping to ensure a cleaner, healthier future for our planet.

Since 2011, the University of Rochester has helped to divert OVER 482,875 plastic bottles from landfills!

Regalia can be picked up at the bookstore beginning Monday, May 11th, 2020. Pick-up hours will be Monday-Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am-5:00 pm.

Please note that Any regalia not picked up by 5:00 PM on Sunday, May 17th will be taken to the Eastman Theater and will not be available for pick-up again until Monday morning, before the ceremony on May 18th.

The school pays for the regalia for Simon School students.  You will not need to pay when you order or when you pick up. However, you are responsible for the cost of any accessory items you purchase.

Important Dates:

Commencement Date: May 18, 2020

Online ordering deadline:  April 6, 2020

Pick up at the bookstore: Monday, May 11, 2020, through 5:00 PM on Sunday, May 17th 

Pick up at Commencement:  Morning of Commencement at Eastman Theatre before the Ceremony


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

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