Caps and Gowns

Information on caps, gowns, hoods and tassels.

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 6 - May 20. 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

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.

Out-of-town students: Please note that no orders will be shipped after May 11.

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

Doctoral degrees include the following:

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

If you are graduating with a doctoral degree, you can rent or buy your academic dress at the University Bookstore, or order by phone. Exception: Doctoral candidates from Jacobs SMBS and School of Dental Medicine place their academic dress orders online; a link will be posted here shortly. 

Important Dates for Rental Orders

January 22 - February 23

 

 

Place your order (Exception: Jacobs SMBS and School of Dental Medicine's rental dates will be January 22 - March 9)
February 27 Late fee of $20 applies after this date. Beginning May 5, the late fee becomes $50 with limited availability 

March 9

 

Correct hood color can no longer be guaranteed 

April 16

 

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

June 1

 

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. 

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Rental Order Placement

Students will order their rented tam, gown, hood and tassel, online. The ordering link will be available here shortly.

Rental Pricing (subject to tax)

  • PhD (Biomed Sciences) Set (tam, gown, hood and tassel): $ TBA
  • MD Set (tam, gown, hood and tassel): $85.50
  • Additional Hood (optional) for MD with Joint Degree (MBA, PhD, MPH or DDS): $32.00

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

Rental Order Placement

Students will order their rented tam, gown, hood and tassel, online. The ordering link will be available here shortly.

Rental Pricing (subject to tax)

  • DDS Set (tam, gown, hood & tassel): $85.50

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.

All Other Schools

You will need a tam (rather than a mortar board cap). Students will need to provide a head measurement.

Rental Pricing (subject to tax)

  • Doctoral 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.