Commencement 2017 information will be updated by February 1, 2017
The Cap and Gown Agency is proud to continue offering eco-friendly caps and gowns for students that are made from 100 percent, post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. This line of graduation wear, manufactured by Oak Hall, is named GreenWeaver. The fabric is made from spun molten plastic pellets and the result is a fabric so comfortably soft you have to feel it to believe it! It takes an average of 23 bottles to make each gown.
ASA takes pride in its ongoing commitment in support of the University’s sustainability goals by continuing to offer GreenWeaver attire for Yale’s Commencement. In fostering GreenWeaver at Yale, we are hopeful that this movement will have an impact on other Colleges and Universities in making a choice to “go green” on their campuses. For more information and details on GreenWeaver attire, please visit the Oak Hall website at: http://www.oakhalli.com/greenweavermovement.php
The Cap and Gown Agency, a student-run organization, coordinates the ordering and distribution of commencement gowns for undergraduates and the graduate & professional students of Yale.
CAP & GOWN ORDER DEADLINES
|February 1 - April 1||To avoid late fees, all orders with payment must be entered and/or received by 4 pm on April 1.|
|April 1 (after 4 pm) -
|Orders received after 4 pm on April 1 through April 13, will be subject to a late fee of $10.00|
|No orders received after April 13 will be processed.
If students miss the April 13 deadline, there will be a limited number of extra caps, gowns and hoods available during regular distribution at the Payne Whitney Gymnasium on a first-come, first-served basis. At that time, an additional $5.00 shipping charge, along with the $10.00 late fee, will be added to the attire cost and cash only payments will be accepted.
Avoid late fees: place your orders with payment by April 1, 2017!
All Students - NO Returns – Attire is yours to KEEP!
ONLINE Ordering at www.yale.edu/sis. Available through April 13, 2017.
The Cap and Gown Agency has provided students with a convenient way to place their cap and gown orders online with the option to pay by credit card or student account billing. (Note: if you opt to pay by student charge, student account billing will be available through 4 pm on April 1 to students who currently have the privilege of charging designated goods and services to their student accounts.)
Students can access online ordering through Yale’s Student Information System (SIS) web site at www.yale.edu/sis. After logging into the Main Menu, click on Commencement Menu, then Order Cap & Gown and follow the instructions.
MAIL and DROP OFF ordering information:
As in the past, students may also mail their order form with payment or drop off their form and make payment directly at the ASA Office during normal business hours. Students can visit the Commencement web site at commencement.yale.edu and “click” on their appropriate degree for an order form and details on academic attire, pricing and distribution schedule. Please note order deadlines and late fees.
Seniors can pick up their attire at Payne Whitney Gym at the distribution times listed below. Please note that for your convenience, Wednesday May 17 is for seniors only. The cap, gown and tassel fee is $32.00 and are yours to keep.
GRADUATE and PROFESSIONAL Students:
The fee for the Master’s cap, gown, hood and tassel is $59.00; separately, the fee for the Master’s hood is $25.00 and the gown is $34.00.
The fee for the Doctoral cap, gown, hood and tassel is $68.00; separately, the fee for the Doctoral hood is $29.00 and the gown is $39.00.
Students can pick up their attire at the Payne Whitney Gym beginning Thursday, May 18. Please see the distribution schedule below for additional information.
Note: No refunds will be given after the order deadline of April 13, 2017.
FACULTY Rental Attire:
Faculty should return the completed rental order form and payment to the designated contact person listed for their appropriate school or college. This list and other information are available at commencement.yale.edu. For your convenience, faculty attire will be delivered to the contact office by the Cap and Gown Agency and be available for pick up after Tuesday, May 16.
Attire may be picked up at the Payne Whitney Gymnasium Pool Amphitheater, located to the left of the main entrance, during the hours listed below. Please bring your Yale I.D. If you are unable to pick up your attire at any of these times, you must make arrangements for someone else to pick it up for you. The person who is picking up your attire must present their Yale I.D. (or a valid official I.D.) with a note and your signature giving them permission to pick up your attire.
|Wednesday, May 17 (seniors only)||11 am - 5 pm|
|Thursday, May 18||11 am - 6 pm|
|Friday, May 19||12 pm - 4 pm|
|Saturday, May 20*||12 pm - 4 pm|
|Sunday, May 21*||8 am - 11 am|
|Monday, May 22*||8 am - 10 am|
|*Note to Seniors: Seniors wear their regalia to Baccalaureate services which are held on Saturday and Sunday in addition to Sunday’s Class Day exercises and Monday’s Commencement.|
Oak Hall, the company that provides Yale’s attire, also customizes “Yale blue” regalia for purchase. Information on purchasing regalia is available by directly contacting Oak Hall @ 1 800 223 0429 or visit commencement.yale.edu for additional information.
Q. How can a student pay for her/his commencement attire?
A. Students can order online at www.yale.edu/sis and pay by credit card or student charge (for those students who currently have the privilege of charging designated goods and services to their student accounts, charging will be available to them until 4 pm on April 1). Payments can also be made by check and cash and returned to the ASA office with the completed order form; if paying by cash, students must come directly to the ASA office.
Q. What if I am graduating with two degrees?
A. The official policy is that you can only wear one hood for commencement. You will have to decide which hood to order (usually that of the higher degree).
Q. What if I can’t pick up the gown myself?
A. If you are unable to pick up your attire at any of these times, you must make arrangements for someone else to pick it up for you. The person who is picking up your attire must present their Yale I.D. (or a valid official photo I.D.) with a note and your signature giving them permission to pick up your attire.
Q. Where can I find more information about commencement?
A. Go to commencement.yale.edu
If you have any more questions or comments, please contact us.