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Caps and Gowns

Students


Gowns are for purchase only. In prior years cap & gowns were rentals, but due to demand, we have switched to purchase only gowns. We have kept the price the same. See below for your purchase options.

  • Grad Fair: Purchase your cap and gown in person at the Hinckley Center from 10 am – 6 pm on February 28th – March 3rd. You can walk out with your cap and gown the same day. This is the most affordable option and allows you to have your gown right away.
  • Online: If you cannot attend Grad Fair then you may order online. There will be an extra charge for shipping fees. Online sales will close approximately six weeks before graduation.
  • Graduation Week: We will have a limited supply of gowns available the week of graduation from Tuesday - Wednesday from 9 am to 5 pm. There will be an additional late fee and we cannot guarantee all sizes.

Price Breakdown
(only valid for Grad Fair, additional fees for online and Graduation Week purchases)
Bachelor Gown, Cap, & Tassel: $49.99
Master Gown, Hood, Cap, & Tassel: $64.99
Doctor Gown, Hood, Tam, & Tassel: $74.99

Administration & Faculty

Administration & Faculty rental regalia ordering is now open and goes until March 10. Orders will be shipped to the Hinckley Center for pick-up the week of graduation from.

FAQ


For further questions please see the below FAQs or email capsandgowns@byu.edu.
  • Yes, anyone can purchase your cap and gown for you. Make sure they have your height, weight, and degree type.

  • You need a cap, gown, and tassel. Many students also have a stole, but that is not necessary to walk in graduation.

  • 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 their 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.

  • Yes, you can purchase the items separately. For example, you can purchase just the cap or just the tassel.

  • The Grad Fair is a one-stop-shop for graduation ceremony preparation at the Hinckley Center. It occurs about six weeks before April graduation. Our cap and gown provider hosts the Grad Fair to assist students with ordering cap and gowns, rings, announcements, stoles, diploma frames, and other accessories.

  • All caps are one-size-fits-all.

  • Honors program graduates can pick up their v-stole and medallion from the Honors office 102 MSRB. Graduates must return the v-stole after graduation, but the medallion is yours to keep. If you are walking in the Honors Convocation program then these are required to participate.

  • In 2022 BYU switched vendors for cap and gowns. While they are still navy blue, there might be a slight difference in color between gowns purchased before 2022 and after. Check with your specific college's advisement office to ensure it is approved for their convocation.

  • To maintain the dignity of the graduation services, graduates are requested not to alter or embellish the cap (mortarboard) or gown. Stoles of Gratitude, leis, or honors regalia are appropriate accessories to the basic cap and gown.

  • Gowns are based on height and weight. If you purchase in person our vendor can help you pick the right size. If you purchase online it will direct you to fill in your height and weight before you purchase.