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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
Ordering Schedule Information for the 2024 Commencement ceremonies will be available in early Spring.
|February 23 - April 3, 4pm||To avoid late fees, all regalia orders must be placed by 4pm, April 3, 2023.|
April 3, 4pm - April 14, 4pm
After April 14, 4pm
All orders placed will be subject to a $10.00 late fee.
No orders received after April 14 will be processed.
If students miss the April 14 deadline, 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 $10.00 late fee will be added to the attire cost. Only credit card payments will be accepted.
Avoid late fees: place your orders with payment by April 3rd!
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, 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) . 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 $34.00* and are yours to keep.
GRADUATE and PROFESSIONAL Students:
The fee for the Master’s cap, gown, hood and tassel is $63.00*; separately, the fee for the Master’s hood is $27.00* and the gown is $36.00*.
The fee for the Doctoral cap, gown, hood and tassel is $72.00*; separately, the fee for the Doctoral hood is $31.00* and the gown is $41.00*.
- Students receiving a degree from the Law School are required to purchase a tam. The cost for the Master’s gown, hood and tam is $89.00* and Doctoral gown, hood, and tam is $98.00*.
Note: No refunds will be given after the order deadline of April 14, 2023
*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 email@example.com.
Purchase of Custom Regalia:
All keepsake robes are black, and all gowns and hoods are intended for relatively limited use. Degree candidates who wish to purchase custom Yale regalia (i.e. “Yale blue” doctoral or master’s gown, faille hood, doctoral tam or cap) may order directly from the Custom Department of Oak Hall Industries. Please note that “Yale blue” gowns are not available through the student Cap & Gown Agency.
Distribution Schedule Class of 2023
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 $10.00 late fee, will be added to the attire cost.
|Tuesday, May 16 (YC Seniors only)||10 am - 2 pm|
|Wednesday, May 17||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
Monday, May 22
8 am - 11 am
8 am - 10 am
Q. How can a student pay for her/his commencement attire?
A. Students can order online 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. You will have the option of selecting a “Primay” degree which will determine your gown selections and a “Joint” degree 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
If you have any more questions or comments, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.