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Cap & Gown

Reserving Your Cap and Gown

The deadline to reserve a cap and gown has not yet been determined but will be in late April/early May.

Graduates who were members of an honors society, affinity group, or student organization may receive an honor cord symbolizing achievements throughout their academic career.  Please check with the group or organization to see if they provide honor cords.  Graduates who make a legacy gift with Alumni Relations are eligible to receive a legacy cord.

Picking Up Your Cap and Gown

Cap and gown pickups occur the week before commencement. If you are not able to make the pickup yourself, please provide a friend or relative with your student ID number and they can pick it up on your behalf.

Please note that lunchtime is the busiest, so plan accordingly. 

GradImages will be on site during pickup to allow graduates to take pictures in their cap and gown.

The schedule will be available here as we approach Graduation.

Returning Your Cap and Gown

Regalia* must be returned prior to exiting the commencement venue. Drop-off bins will be located throughout the facility.

It is your sole responsibility to return the regalia before leaving the ceremony. If your regalia are not returned in good condition, the costs for these items will be charged to your account. Academic regalia can cost $300-800 depending on the degree, so be sure to return your regalia promptly and in good condition. 

* Undergraduates may keep their cap and tassel
* Graduate students may keep their tassel
* All graduates may keep any honor cords and stoles