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

Fall 2022 Commencement Ceremonies

Advance online ordering of cap and gown has closed. If you did not place an online order earlier this fall to reserve your cap and gown, please visit the Campus Store (bookstore) beginning on Nov. 29 and you will be able to acquire your regalia at that time.

Cap and gown pickup of online orders submitted will also begin on Nov. 29 at the Campus Store. Pickup dates will be on Nov. 29 and 30, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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 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.

Honor cords may be purchased by eligible undergraduates only (GPA of 3.25 and above) for $10 each.