Class of 2022: The order deadline has passed. There will be a limited amount of extra caps, gowns, hoods, and tassels available to purchase during regalia distribution (schedule below).
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. For more information and details on GreenWeaver attire, please visit the Oak Hall.
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
|Class of 2022|
|March 3 - April 14||All regalia orders must be placed by midnight April 14, 2022|
After April 14
No orders received after April 14 will be processed.
Avoid late fees: place your orders with payment by April 14!
All Students - NO Returns – Attire is yours to KEEP!
ONLINE Ordering here.
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 (Class of 2022 only), 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 http://sfas.yale.edu/sis. After logging into the Main Menu, click on Commencement Menu, then Order Cap & Gown and follow the instructions.
Yale College Seniors:
Seniors can pick up their attire at Payne Whitney Gym at the distribution times listed below. 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*.
Note: No refunds will be given after the order deadline of April 14, 2022
*Price does not include CT Sales tax of 6.35%
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 designated contact person the week of the commencement ceremony. Questions - contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distribution Schedule Class of 2022
Attire may be picked up at the Payne Whitney Gymnasium John J. Lee Amphitheater, located to the right 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.
There will be a very limited number of extra caps, gowns and hoods available during regalia distribution. All extras will be on a first-come, first-served basis. At that time, an additional $5.00 shipping charge, along with a $10.00 late fee, will be added to the attire cost.
|Tuesday, May 17 (YC Seniors only)||10 am - 2 pm|
|Wednesday, May 18||11 am - 5 pm|
|Thursday, May 19||11 am - 6 pm|
|Friday, May 20||12 pm - 4 pm|
Saturday, May 21
|12 pm - 4 pm|
Sunday, May 22
Monday, May 23
8 am - 11 am
8 am - 10 am
In an effort to follow the university’s events & gatherings policy, when picking up regalia, students must wear face coverings and practice social distancing.
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 for additional information.
Q. How can a student pay for her/his commencement attire?
A. Students can order online at http://sfas.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).
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). You will have the option to purchase a second hood if you desire.
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
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