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.  *Ph.D./Law can also buy their gown; information is listed below. Students have several options to purchase/rent their regalia:

  • March 17 - at the Grad Fair - Hammes Bookstore
  • March 18 - Purchase online (​​​​​)
  • March 18 - the Hammes Bookstore

The bookstore will have limited Ph.D. and Law rental quantities available after April 7.( Late fees will be assessed for rentals after this date.

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

  • Distribution - May 13-15 (you may pick up May 16 and 17 if not arriving early)
  • Return - May 16-21 - Please return your rentals to the bookstore by May 21 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 7, 2020.

*Student Custom PhD/Law Doctor purchases should be directed to Trish Aschenbrenner at or by calling 574-631-1399. Price is approximately $999 + tax, and includes the gown, hood and tam. Orders should be placed by April 7, 2020 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

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!

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. ($37.00) 

International Stoles will be available to order at the Notre Dame Hammes Bookstore beginning March 17 ($37.00).