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Cap and Gowns

Congratulations on Graduating

It is time to purchase your cap and gown and get ready for graduation. In prior years cap & gowns were rentals, but due to demand, we have switched to purchase only gowns. Below are the options for purchasing.

Grad Fair: The best and most affordable way to purchase your cap and gown is in person at Grad Fair from February 28th – March 2nd from 9 am – 5 pm at the Hinckley Center. This allows you to have your gown right away and shop for other grad memorabilia.

Online: If you cannot attend Grad Fair then there will be an online option. There will be an extra charge for shipping fees. Online sales will open after Grad Fair and remain open until March 22nd.

Pricing

Bachelor - Bundle with cap, gown, & tassel $59.99
Bachelor - Bundle with cap, gown, tassel, & stole $74.99
Master - Bundle with cap, gown, hood, & tassel $74.99
Doctor - Bundle with cap, gown, hood, & tassel $99.99

*Shipping fees are additional if you order online

Question? Check out the FAQ below

Students

  • The Grad Fair is a one-stop shop for graduation ceremony preparation at the Hinckley Center. It occurs about nine 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.

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

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

  • All caps are one-size-fits-all. 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.

  • Tassel colors are dependent on what degree type you are getting. See the chart below for more details. See this document for details on which major graduates with which degree.

    Bachelor of Arts White Tassel
    Bachelor of General Studies White Tassel
    Bachelor of Science Gold Tassel
    Bachelor of Fine Arts Brown Tassel
    Bachelor of Music Pink Tassel
  • Yes, anyone can purchase your cap and gown for you. Make sure they have your height, weight, and degree type.

  • We are unable to take any phone orders. Please order in person at Grad Fair or online by the deadline.

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

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

  • 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. 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.

  • 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.

  • Reach out to enrollment services for assistance.

  • You can purchase thank you notes, rings, and diploma frames at Grad Fair or online.

  • If you are having trouble figuring out how to wear your regalia check out this video made by our gown distributor.

  • For information about Commencement please see the graduation website.

  • Grad Bash is a party with food, fireworks, a limited edition 2023 T-shirt, and more hosted by BYU Alumni and BYU Student Alumni. We want to welcome all graduating students to the BYU Alumni family! For more information and to register check out the website.

Faculty & Staff

  • Administration & Faculty rental regalia ordering will open soon. Orders will be shipped to the Hinckley Center for pick-up the week of graduation.

  • Please return the rentals to the Hinckley Center, preferably immediately after your college's convocation.

For further questions please email capsandgowns@byu.edu.