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 2022 Commencement Ceremonies

Online ordering for your Commencement regalia ended on March 31.

Online ordering has closed, but there will be extra regalia available at the Campus Store during the late pickup dates of May 9–13. Please go to the Campus Store during that time frame and let the staff know that you did not place an online order and they will be happy to assist you. 

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Campus Store directly at 860.768.4801 or, or stop by in person during normal business hours.

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 2022 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.

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

When ordering regalia, graduates will choose one of two ways to receive their cap and gown:

  • Pick up your regalia on campus. Pickup dates will be on May 4 and 5, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Campus Store (bookstore). If you cannot pick up your regalia at this time, the Campus Store will also be offering regalia pickup during regular business hours on May 9-13.
  • Choose to have your regalia shipped to your home (fee applies as noted below)
    Undergraduates and master's candidates: $12.95
    Doctoral candidates (includes return shipping label to return rental): $15.95