Cap and Gown

Return your rental Cap and Gown

All Student doctor rentals and Faculty rentals can be returned to the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore beginning Saturday, May 22 (for those that are not participating in the Sunday ceremony). 

We ask that all gowns are returned by the end of day Sunday, if possible. There will be a late fee assessed if not returned by Thursday, May 27.  

Bookstore hours:

Monday - Saturday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday, May 23, 7:00am - 7:00pm.


Order your Cap and Gown

Purchase your cap and gown online. You can choose to send your gown to your home or to the bookstore. When you pick it up from the bookstore you can hand it back to be pressed by St. Michael's Laundry.  There is no deadline to order your Bachelor or Master unit.

  • Bachelor Unit (gown, cap, and tassel) - $36.00 - order here

  • Master Unit (gown, hood, cap and tassel) - $66.00 - order here

  • *PhD/Law Doctoral Rental Unit - (gown, hood, tam and souvenir tassel) - Ordering deadline is April 23, 2021 - $128.00 - order here

  • International Stoles - $37 each available for purchase at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore

  • Stoles of Gratitude - $37 each available for purchase at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore at or here

*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 23, 2021 to ensure on-time delivery.

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!