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. If you are living out-of-town and thus are unable to stop in, please contact the University Bookstore for information on how to order your regalia.

Buy Early to Ensure Proper Sizing

You can purchase bachelor’s and master’s degree apparel March 6 - May 19. 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): $89.00
  • Master's Set (cap, gown, hood and tassel): $99.50
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Payment is due when you pick up your regalia at the University Bookstore (N. Campus). You can pay in store with cash, a credit card, a debit card, Campus Cash or a check (U.S. funds only). 

Out-of-town students: Please note that no orders will be shipped after April 30.

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
Doctoral Student Rental Orders Placed Online

Students graduating with a doctoral degree will order their rented tam, gown, hood and tassel, online.  Please click on your school's section below for pricing and ordering information.

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Important Rental Dates

January 14 - March 1 Place your order online.  
March 2 Late fee of $20 will apply to orders placed on this date and later. Beginning 3/02, please contact the University Bookstore about placing your order since online rental is only available thru 3/01.  
April 15 Pick-up begins; all rentals are picked up from the University Bookstore on North Campus. Payment due at time of pick-up.  
May 3 All rented regalia (except for the tassel) must be returned immediately after the ceremonies, on site.  

Rental Pricing (subject to tax)

  • PhD (Biomed Sciences) Set (tam, gown, hood and tassel): $85.50  Ordering link will be available here on 1/14. 
  • MD Set (tam, gown, hood and tassel): $85.50  Ordering link will be available here on 1/14.
  • Additional Hood (optional) for MD with Joint Degree (MBA, PhD, MPH or DDS): $32.00
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 (as opposed to renting regalia).

School of Dental Medicine

Important Rental Dates

January 14 - March 1 Place your order online.  
March 2 A late fee of $20 will be applied to orders placed on this date and later. Beginning 3/02, please contact the University Bookstore about placing your order since online rental is only available thru 3/01.  
April 15 Pick-up begins; all rentals are picked up from the University Bookstore on North Campus. Payment due at time of pick-up.  
May 10 All rented regalia (except for the tassel) must be returned immediately after the ceremonies, on site.  

Rental Pricing (subject to tax)

  • DDS Set (tam, gown, hood & tassel): $85.50  Ordering link will be available here on 1/14.
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 (as opposed to renting regalia).

All Other Schools

Important Rental Dates

January 14 - March 1 Place your order online. Orders placed during this time will be available for pick-up in the University Bookstore (N. Campus) beginning 4/15. Payment due at time of pick-up.  
March 2 - 28 Late fee of $20 applied to orders placed during this time. Orders placed during this time will be available for pick-up in the University Bookstore (N. Campus) beginning 5/06. Payment due at time of pick-up.  
March 28 Last day to rent regalia online. If you miss this deadline, please contact the University Bookstore.  
June 1 Regalia must be returned to the University Bookstore (N. Campus) by this date.  

Rental Pricing (subject to tax)

  • Doctoral Set (tam, gown, hood and tassel): $72.00. The ordering link will be posted here on 1/14.

You will need a tam (rather than a mortarboard cap); please be prepared to provide your head measurement when you place your order. 

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 (as opposed to renting regalia).