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Caps and Gowns FAQ


1. How do I rent a cap and gown?

2. What is the Grad Fair?


3. How do I measure my cap size?
 

4. Do I get to keep my tassel?
 

5. Where do I pick up my cap and gown?
 

6. What if I missed the Grad Fair and the pre-order deadline?

7. Where do I drop off my rental gown (and hood) after the graduation ceremonies?

8. What is a "Stole of Gratitude"?

9. Is there any special regalia for students graduating with honors?

10. Can I order my cap and gown over the phone?

11. If I can’t make it can I have someone else buy/pick up my cap and gown? Do they need to bring anything?

12. What if my cap and gown do not fit correctly?

13. When is the best time to pick up my cap and gown?

14. How do I purchase just a tassel?

15. How do I purchase just a cap?

16. What is the name of my degree and what color is my tassel (undergraduates)/hood (Masters/PhD students)?

17. How do I purchase other graduation items, such as thank you notes, rings, and diploma frames?

18. Is there any type of dinner celebration for graduates?
 

19. What is the Y Bell tradition?
 

20. Additional questions?


How do I rent a cap and gown?

Order online at http://www.herffjones.com/byu until the pre-order deadline, or pre-order at the Grad Fair, which takes place ONLY for April graduation. If you miss the pre-order deadline and/or the Grad Fair, you can still order your cap and gown at the BYU Bookstore beginning one day prior to graduation, where there will be an inventory of stock available for purchase. See pricing and pick-up information below.

What is the Grad Fair?

This event only applies to April graduation. The Grad Fair is a one-stop shop for graduation ceremony preparation. It occurs about two months before April graduation and is hosted by the BYU Bookstore. Our cap and gown provider, Herff Jones, attends the Grad Fair to assist students with ordering caps and gowns, rings, announcements, stoles of gratitude, diploma frames, and other graduation accessories. The BYU Bookstore provides prizes and refreshments to celebrate your accomplishment.

If you order your cap and gown at the Grad Fair or any time before the pre-order deadline, you will receive an early-bird discount of $10 off the original price.

Note: The Grad Fair ONLY occurs before April graduation; for August graduation, please order online by the pre-order deadline to receive our early-bird discount.

Grad Packages

Pre-order Online or Grad Fair Price

BYU Bookstore On-Site Price

Notes

Bachelor

w/Stole of Gratitude

$32.99

$45.99

$42.99

$55.99

This is a dark navy rental gown which you return to the Bookstore after commencement. Keep the cap and tassel (and stole).

Rental unit must be returned no later than noon the Saturday following commencement.

Master

Ph.D.

$47.99

$54.99

$57.99

$64.99

This is a black rental gown and hood which you return to the Bookstore after commencement. Keep the tassel and the cap.

Rental unit must be returned no later than noon the Saturday following commencement. 

How do I measure my cap size?

All caps are "sure-fit" and one-size fits all.

Do I get to keep my tassel?

Yes, all students keep their caps and tassels (and stoles) and return their rental gowns and hoods. If you would like to purchase souvenir tassels for yourself, your family, or your friends, you can find them in the men's department on the main floor of the BYU Bookstore.

Where do I pick up my cap and gown?

All students and faculty will pick up their caps and gowns at the BYU Bookstore.

What if I missed the Grad Fair and/or the pre-order deadline?

Although you missed the early-bird discount, come to the BYU Bookstore the Wednesday of graduation week to pick up regalia. There will be bulk inventory of everything you need to walk in your graduation ceremonies.

Where do I drop off my rental gown (and hood) after the graduation ceremonies?

For convenience, rental gowns and hoods may be returned at the BYU Bookstore upper level customer service desk during regular business hours by Noon the Saturday following Commencement. A rental gown returned to the BYU Bookstore by Friday, the day of Convocations can be exchanged for a FREE BYU Alumni T-shirt (Note: This is a limited time offer)

What is a "Stole of Gratitude"?

A stole is an optional accessory worn by the graduate during the commencement ceremony. After commencement, the graduate presents the stole of gratitude to someone who provided them with help or support, such as parents, relatives, or mentors. Immediately after graduation, the graduate removes the stole from his/her neck and places it around the neck of the recipient. More than one stole may be worn during commencement, symbolizing that the student was helped by multiple people. Stoles can be purchased at the BYU Bookstore in the men's department on the main floor for $19.99; they can also be purchased at the during cap and gown distribution.

The BYU Bookstore also offers sashes/stoles for international students or study abroad participants, specialized to the country the student wants to represent at graduation. Sashes must be ordered at least a week in advance by special order through the BYU Bookstore only.

Is there any special regalia for students graduating with honors?

There is no special regalia to wear for graduating students receiving scholastic honors (http://saas.byu.edu/registrar/graduation/honors.php). Phi Kappa Phi honor cords are sold by Phi Kappa Phi (http://www.phikappaphi.org/web/Members/pkpgear.html).

Can I order my cap and gown over the phone?

We are unable to take any phone orders. Please order online by the pre-order deadline or at the Grad Fair (April Graduation), or come to distribution the week of graduation to order from our bulk inventory.

If I can’t make it can I have someone else buy/pick up my cap and gown? Do they need to bring anything?

Yes, another individual may pick up your cap and gown for you. If you have not pre-ordered, the person purchasing your cap and gown will need to know your cap and gown size, degree (B.S., B.A., etc.) and hood color (for master/doctor gowns only). If you have pre-ordered, the person picking up your cap and gown will need to show his or her photo ID at the BYU Bookstore in order to obtain your regalia.

What if my cap and gown do not fit correctly?

Bring the item that doesn’t fit to the BYU Bookstore on any of the distribution days and we will exchange it for a better fitting garment.

When is the best time to pick up my cap and gown?>

The biggest rush and longest line during cap and gown distribution is on the morning of the first day. We suggest coming in the afternoon for shorter lines.

How do I purchase just a tassel?

Tassels can be purchased before graduation in the men's department of the BYU Bookstore for $9.99. You can also come to BYU Bookstore during the cap and gown distribution and purchase it there for $9.99.

How do I purchase just a cap?

Caps can be purchased at the BYU Bookstore during the cap and gown distribution for $14.99.

What is the name of my degree and what color is my tassel?

Complete degree list and tassel color information is listed below.

Major

Name of Degree

Tassel Color

Accounting

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Acting

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Brown

Actuarial Science

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

American Studies

Bachelor of Arts

White

Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Bachelor of Arts

White

Animation

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Brown

Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts

White

Anthropology- Archaeology

Bachelor of Arts

White

Anthropology- Sociocultural

Bachelor of Arts

White

Art Education

Bachelor of Arts

White

Art History and Curatorial Studies

Bachelor of Arts

White

Asian Studies

Bachelor of Arts

White

Athletic Training

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Biochemistry

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Bioinformatics

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Biological Science Education

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Biology

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Biophysics

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Chemistry

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Chemistry Education

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Chinese

Bachelor of Arts

White

Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Classical Studies- Classical Civilization

Bachelor of Arts

White

Classical Studies- Classics

Bachelor of Arts

White

Classical Studies- Greek

Bachelor of Arts

White

Classical Studies- Latin

Bachelor of Arts

White

Clinical Laboratory Science

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Communication Disorders

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Communications-Advertising

Bachelor of Arts

White

Communications- Broadcast Journalism

Bachelor of Arts

White

Communications- Communications Studies

Bachelor of Arts

White

Communications- Print Journalism

Bachelor of Arts

White

Communications- Public Relations

Bachelor of Arts

White

Comparative Literature

Bachelor of Arts

White

Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Computer Science

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Computer Engineering- Animation Bioinformatics

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Conservation Biology

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Construction Management

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Dance

Bachelor of Arts

White

Dance Education

Bachelor of Arts

White

Dietetics

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Earth and Space Science Education

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Economics

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Elementary Education

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Elementary Education- Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

English

Bachelor of Arts

White

English Language

Bachelor of Arts

White

English Teaching

Bachelor of Arts

White

Environmental Science

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

European Studies

Bachelor of Arts

White

Exercise and Wellness

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Exercise Science

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Facility and Property Management

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Family History- Genealogy

Bachelor of Arts

White

Family Life- Family Studies

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Family Life- Human Development

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Food Science

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

French (2nd Major Program)

Bachelor of Arts

White

French Studies

Bachelor of Arts

White

French Teaching

Bachelor of Arts

White

 

General Studies:

 

 

American Studies

Bachelor of General Studies

White

English & American Literature

Bachelor of General Studies

White

Family History

Bachelor of General Studies

White

Family Life

Bachelor of General Studies

White

History

Bachelor of General Studies

White

Management

Bachelor of General Studies

White

Psychology

Bachelor of General Studies

White

Writing

Bachelor of General Studies

White

 

Genetics and Biotechnology

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Geography

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Geography-Environmental Studies

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Geography- Geographic Information Systems

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Geography-Geospatial Intelligence

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Geography-Global Studies

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Geography-Tourism Studies

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Geography-Urban & Environmental Planning

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Geology

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Geology-Environmental Geology

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

German

Bachelor of Arts

White

German-Linguistics Literature

Bachelor of Arts

White

German Studies (2nd Major Program)

Bachelor of Arts

White

German Teaching

Bachelor of Arts

White

Graphic Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Brown

History

Bachelor of Arts

White

History Teaching

Bachelor of Arts

White

Humanities

Bachelor of Arts

White

Humanities- Art History

Bachelor of Arts

White

Humanities-Classical Studies

Bachelor of Arts

White

Humanities-Comparative Literature

Bachelor of Arts

White

Humanities-English

Bachelor of Arts

White

Humanities-Foreign Literature

Bachelor of Arts

White

Humanities-History

Bachelor of Arts

White

Humanities-Media Arts (Film)

Bachelor of Arts

White

Humanities-Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts

White

Humanities-Theatre

Bachelor of Arts

White

Illustration

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Brown

Industrial Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Brown

Information Systems

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Information Technology

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

International Relations

Bachelor of Arts

White

Italian

Bachelor of Arts

White

Japanese

Bachelor of Arts

White

Jazz Studies

Bachelor of Music

Pink

Korean

Bachelor of Arts

White

Landscape Management

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Latin American Studies

Bachelor of Arts

White

Latin Teaching

Bachelor of Arts

White

Linguistics

Bachelor of Arts

White

Management

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Management-General Business

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Management-Entrepreneurship

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Management-Finance

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Management-Global Supply Chain

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Management-Management

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Management-Marketing Management

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Management-Orgnztnl Behavior/HR Mgt

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Management-Strategy

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Mathematics

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Mathematics Education

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Media Arts Studies

Bachelor of Arts

White

Media Music Studies

Bachelor of Music

Pink

Microbiology

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Middle East Studies/Arabic

Bachelor of Arts

White

Molecular Biology

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Music

Bachelor of Music

Pink

Music Composition

Bachelor of Music

Pink

Music Dance Theatre

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Brown

Music Education

Bachelor of Music

Pink

Music Education-K-12 Choral

Bachelor of Music

Pink

Music Education-K-12 Instrumental

Bachelor of Music

Pink

Music Education-Elementary Music Specialist

Bachelor of Music

Pink

Music Performance

Bachelor of Music

Pink

Music Performance-Brass

Bachelor of Music

Pink

Music Performance-Combined Piano & Organ

Bachelor of Music

Pink

Music Performance-Organ

Bachelor of Music

Pink

Music Performance-Percussion

Bachelor of Music

Pink

Music Performance-Piano

Bachelor of Music

Pink

Music Performance-String

Bachelor of Music

Pink

Music Performance-Vocal

Bachelor of Music

Pink

Music Performance-Woodwind

Bachelor of Music

Pink

Neuroscience

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Nursing

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Nutritional Science

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts

White

Photography

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Brown

Physical Education Teaching/Coaching (K-12)

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Teaching Physical Science

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Physics

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Physics, Applied

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Physics-Astronomy

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Physics-Teaching

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Physiology and Developmental Biology

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Political Science

Bachelor of Arts

White

Portuguese

Bachelor of Arts

White

Psychology

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Public Health

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Recreation Management and Youth Leadership

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Recreation Management and Youth Leadership-Leisure Services Management

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Recreation Management and Youth Leadership-Therapeutic Recreation

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Russian

Bachelor of Arts

White

School Health Education

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Social Science Teaching

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Sociology

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Sound Recording Technology

Bachelor of Music

Pink

Spanish

Bachelor of Arts

White

Spanish Teaching

Bachelor of Arts

White

Spanish Translation

Bachelor of Arts

White

Special Education

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Special Education-Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Special Education-Severe Disabilities

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Statistics

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Statistics-Applied Statistics & Analytics

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Statistics-Biostatistics

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Statistics-Statistical Science

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Studio Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Brown

Technology & Engineering Education

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

Theatre Arts Education K-12

Bachelor of Arts

White

Theatre Arts Studies

Bachelor of Arts

White

Visual Arts

Bachelor of Arts

White

Visual Arts-Graphic Design

Bachelor of Arts

White

Visual Arts-Illustration

Bachelor of Arts

White

Visual Arts-Photography

Bachelor of Arts

White

Visual Arts-Studio Arts

Bachelor of Arts

White

Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation

Bachelor of Science

Yellow

 

 

 

 

Master of Arts

White | White Hood

 

Master of Accountancy

Sapphire Blue | Spphire Blue Hood

 

Master of Business Admin

Sapphire Blue | Spphire Blue Hood

 

Master of Comparative Law

Purple | Purple Hood

 

Master of Education

Light Blue | Light Blue Hood

 

Master of Fine Arts

Brown | Brown Hood

 

Master of Information Systems Management

Sapphire Blue | Spphire Blue Hood

 

Master of Music

Pink | Pink Hood

 

Master of Organizational Behavior

Sapphire Blue | Spphire Blue Hood

 

Master of Public Administration

Sapphire Blue | Spphire Blue Hood

 

Master of Science

Yellow Gold | Yellow Gold Hoold

 

Master of Social Work

Citron | Citron Hood

 

 

 

 

Doctor of Jurisprudence

Gold | Purple Hood

 

Doctor of Education

Gold | Light Blue Hood

 

Doctor of Philosophy, PhD

Gold | PhD Dark Blue Hood

How do I purchase other graduation items, such as thank you notes, rings, and diploma frames?

You can purchase frames and thank you notes at the BYU Bookstore or through the BYU Bookstore website. Additionally, you can purchase these items as well as class rings through BYU's Herff Jones website, which can be found at http://herffjones.com/byu. Class rings are only available through Herff Jones.

Is there any type of dinner celebration for graduates?

This event applies only to April graduation. Graduates and their families can attend the BYU Day Graduation Dinner and Celebration at the Hinckley Assembly Hall directly following Commencement. Tickets for this dinner and celebration are $20 per person. Due to limited seating in the Hinckley Center, tickets tend out for this event. Order tickets at http://alumni.byu.edu/gradparty or on the Herff Jones Cap & Gown Website. Tickets to the BYU Day celebration will not be mailed. To receive your tickets, please check in at the guest registration table in the Hinckley Center after Commencement.

Y Bell Tradition

Immediately following Commencement, students traditionally gather on the Southwest corner of the Marriott Center to ring the Y Bell and celebrate graduation.

Click here for more details.

Additional Questions?

Email capsandgowns@byu.edu or call 801-422-2599.