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Cap & Gown Information

All students can purchase a cap and gown through the University Bookstore beginning February 15, 2022. The cap and gown will be shipped directly to each student’s home or available for pick-up at the bookstore for on-campus students.

Please place your order no later than March 13, 2022 via the Cap and Gown Portal to ensure your attire arrives before the commencement photo submission deadline.

The History of the Cap & Gown
The blue cap and gown that you wear for Commencement has a long tradition. Caps, gowns, and hoods were first worn at university functions in Europe during the Middle Ages when monks and students found them necessary for warmth in the cold and drafty castles and centers of learning. Until well into the 19th century, it was customary for many American college students to wear gowns while in daily residence or at meals. This practice has ceased to exist and, except for some British and European schools, few colleges request students to wear gowns except at Commencement exercises.

Cap & Gown Prices: (excluding Shipping & Handling)
Degree Cost
Undergraduate $ 75.00
Master's $ 109.00
Doctoral $ 180.00

Hood Colors for Master's and Doctoral Students
Master of Arts White
Master of Fine Arts Brown
Master of Business Administration Drab
Master of Public Administration Peacock Blue
Master of Science Golden Yellow
Palmer School of Library & Information Science Lemon Yellow
College of Education, Information & Technology Light Blue
Clinical Psychology Doctoral (Psy.D.) White
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Dark Blue
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Light Blue