Cap and Gown

Order your Cap and Gown

Bachelors and Masters students will purchase their 100% recyclable caps and gowns.  Ph.D.* and Law students will rent their Doctoral gowns, hoods, and tams.  Students have three options to purchase/rent their regalia:

  • March 22 at the Grad Fair on the 2nd floor of the Hammes Bookstore
  • March 23 - April 25 or
  • March 23 - April 25 at the Hammes Bookstore

The bookstore will have limited quantities available after April 28. Late fees will be assessed for purchases and rentals after this date.

Ph.D.* and Law students who rent their academic apparel:

  • Distribution - May 18 and 19 (you may pick up May 20 and 21 if not arriving early)
  • Return - May 20-24 - Please return your rentals to the bookstore by May 24 to avoid late fees

After the GradFair, student doctor rentals can be made at the bookstore or by contacting Trish Aschenbrenner at, or by calling 574-631-1399. Deadline for rentals is April 28, 2017.

*Student doctor purchases should be directed to Trish Aschenbrenner at or by calling 574-631-1399. Price is approximately $999.00 + tax, and includes the gown, hood and tam. Orders should be placed by April 3, 2017 to ensure on-time delivery.

  • Bachelor Unit (gown, cap, and tassel) - $35.00

  • Master Unit (gown, hood, cap and tassel) - $65.00

  • Doctoral Rental Unit * - (gown, hood, tam and souvenir tassel) - $128.00

Be a part of the University of Notre Dame tradition by wearing the Stole of Gratitude and presenting it to those who have made a significant difference in your life. 

The undergraduate and master's gowns are made from 100% recycled material (23 plastic water bottles). Students can choose to keep their recycled gowns or place them in the gown recycling boxes that will be placed throughout campus. What do you do if you want to take it home for photos but still want it recycled? Send it back to us. For every recycled gown that is returned to campus, the University will receive $.25 donation to a sustainable student group on campus. Once the recycled gowns are returned to the Balfour company, they will be chopped into bits and recycled into many products, including carpet. Yes, your 100% recycled gowns are 100% recyclable!