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Caps and Gowns

Caps, gowns and other academic dress for commencement are available through the University Bookstore on the North Campus.

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Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Candidates

If you are graduating with a bachelor’s or master’s degree, you can buy your cap, gown, hood and tassel at the University Bookstore. Phone orders are accepted for out-of-town students.

Buy Early to Ensure Proper Sizing

You can purchase bachelor’s and master’s degree apparel March 7—May 21. We encourage you to go early to make sure the right size and color are available.

Pricing

Bachelor’s and master’s attire is available for purchase only; it cannot be rented. Purchase prices are listed here, and may be subject to tax.

  • Bachelor's Set (cap, gown, hood and tassel): $88.00
  • Master's Set (cap, gown, hood and tassel): $97.50

2017 Cap and Gown Sale

You can pay in store with cash, a credit card, a debit card, Campus Cash or a check (U.S. funds only). Phone orders (credit card only) are accepted for out-of-town students.

Environmentally Friendly Fabrics

All bachelor's and master's attire is made from acetate fiber, a biodegradable material that is produced using wood from renewable, managed forests.

Doctoral Candidates

If you are graduating with a doctoral degree, you can rent or buy your academic dress at the University Bookstore, or order by phone. Doctoral candidates include:

  • AuD
  • DDS
  • DNP
  • DPT
  • EdD
  • JD
  • LLM
  • MD
  • PharmD
  • PhD

Important Dates for Rental Orders

January 23 — February 24

 

 

Place your order (exception: Jacobs SMBS and School of Dental Medicine's deadline will be March 10)
February 24 Late fee applies after this date 

March 10

 

Correct hood color cannot be guaranteed after this date

April 17

 

Pickup begins; all rentals are picked up from the University Bookstore on North Campus

June 2

 

Rentals must be returned by this date; all rentals must be returned to the University Bookstore on North Campus except for the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the School of Dental Medicine, which must be returned immediately after the ceremony, on site. 

School Specific Information

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Rental Order Placement

Students will order their rented tam, gown, hood and tassel, online

Rental Pricing (subject to tax)

  • PhD (Biomed Sciences) Set (tam, gown, hood and tassel): $83.00
  • MD Set (tam, gown, hood and tassel): $83.00
  • Additional Hood (optional) for MD with Joint Degree (MBA, PhD, MPH or DDS): $30.00

All rented Medical School regalia (except for the tassel) must be returned immediately after the ceremonies, on site.

Want To Own Your Tam, Gown, Hood and Tassel?

Contact the University Bookstore at least 10 weeks prior to commencement date for details about purchasing custom UB regalia.

School of Dental Medicine

School of Dental Medicine

Rental Order Placement

Students will order their rented tam, gown, hood and tassel, online

Rental Pricing (subject to tax)

  • DDS Set (tam, gown, hood & tassel): $83.00

All rented School of Dental Medicine regalia (except for the tassel) must be returned immediately after the ceremonies, on site.

Want To Own Your Tam, Gown, Hood and Tassel?

Contact the University Bookstore at least 10 weeks prior to commencement date for details about purchasing custom UB regalia.

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Please inform the University Bookstore that you are with the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; you will need a tam (rather than a mortar board cap). You will need to provide a head measurement if placing your order by phone.

Rental Pricing (subject to tax)

  • PharmD Set (tam, gown, hood and tassel): $72.00

You can pay in store with cash, a credit card, a debit card, Campus Cash or a check (U.S. funds only). Phone orders (credit card only) are accepted for out-of-town students.

Want To Own Your Tam, Gown, Hood and Tassel?

Contact the University Bookstore at least 10 weeks prior to commencement date for details about purchasing custom UB regalia.

School of Law

School of Law

Please inform the University Bookstore that you are with the School of Law; you will need a tam (rather than a mortar board cap). Out-of-town students placing their order by phone will need to provide a head measurement.

Rental Pricing (subject to tax)

  • JD Set (tam, gown, hood and tassel): $72.00

You can pay in store with cash, a credit card, a debit card, Campus Cash or a check (U.S. funds only). Phone orders (credit card only) are accepted for out-of-town students.

Want To Own Your Tam, Gown, Hood and Tassel?

Contact the University Bookstore at least 10 weeks prior to commencement date for details about purchasing custom UB regalia.

All Other Schools

All Other Schools

Rental Pricing (subject to tax)

  • Doctoral Set (mortar board cap, gown, hood and tassel): $61.00

You can pay in store with cash, a credit card, a debit card, Campus Cash or a check (U.S. funds only). Phone orders (credit card only) are accepted for out-of-town students.

Want To Own Your Tam, Gown, Hood and Tassel?

Contact the University Bookstore at least 10 weeks prior to commencement date for details about purchasing custom UB regalia.