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
Order your cap and gown.
Online ordering for your Commencement regalia will continue through March 24.
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.
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).
- Choose to have your regalia shipped to your home (fee applies as noted below)
Undergraduates and master's candidates: $13.95
Doctoral candidates (includes return shipping label to return rental): $16.95