Cap and Gown

One step closer to making it official.

Receiving your cap and gown is an exciting part of reaching this milestone! Before you order cap and gown, there are several steps you need to take to officially apply for graduation.

Ordering Your Cap and Gown

May 2023 Commencement Ceremonies

Online ordering of cap and gown has closed. If you did not place an order during the online ordering period (and have applied to graduate), please email to be placed on the late cap-and-gown list. Please then go to the Campus Store (bookstore) during the pickup dates of May 4 and May 5 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and let the staff know that you did not place an online order and were placed on the late list. The Campus Store will not have regalia in stock prior to May 4.

Undergraduate degree recipients and master's degree recipients will receive custom University of Hartford "keeper" gowns, which do not need to be returned. These gowns with University of Hartford seals embroidered in red are manufactured from recycled plastic bottles. Doctoral candidates will receive custom rental gowns with hood and keeper tam that will need to be returned to the Campus Store (bookstore).

All graduates will be given a degree-specific color tassel with a University of Hartford "H." Souvenir red-and-white tassels with the 2023 date will be available for purchase ($8). Also available for purchase will be a Stole of Gratitude ($25), giving you the chance to thank those who helped you on your educational journey. Wear it for the ceremony and then present it to the person who helped you make your dream a reality. International stoles are also available ($40) for students who studied abroad or who would like to recognize their home country.

Honor cords may be purchased by eligible undergraduates only (GPA of 3.25 and above) for $10 each. If you still need to purchase your honor cord, you may do so at the Campus Store (bookstore) beginning on May 4.

Graduates who ordered their regalia during the online ordering period selected one of two ways to receive their cap and gown:

  • Pick up regalia on campus. Pickup dates will be on May 4 and 5, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Campus Store (bookstore).
  • Have regalia shipped to home (fee applies as noted below)
    Undergraduates and master's candidates: $13.95
    Doctoral candidates (includes return shipping label to return rental): $16.95

If you have additional questions or concerns regarding your cap and gown, please contact the Campus Store at 860.768.4801 or