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 2024 Commencement Ceremonies

Online cap and gown ordering for the May 2024 Commencement exercises is now taking place and will close on March 26. Campus pickup of regalia will take place at the Campus Store (bookstore) on Tuesday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. A home shipping option ($14.90 for undergrad and master's; $18.10 for doctoral rentals with return shipment included) is also available. Please check the Commencement website and UNotes frequently for updates and reminders.

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 2024 date will be available for purchase ($10). Also available for purchase will be a Stole of Gratitude ($36), 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 $20 each. 

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