Cap and Gown

Cap & Gown Expo:

Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore

Wednesday, March 29 – noon to 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 30 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You can order class rings, graduation announcements, have your picture taken in your cap and gown, get your gowns pressed with St. Michael's Laundry, and purchase your International Stoles and Stoles of Gratitude.

Refreshments provided and enter to win prizes!

Caps & Gowns:

(Payments accepted - all major credit cards, student accounts, cash)
A link will be available to purchase on-line after the Expo 

Undergraduate and Masters Regalia:

Bachelor Set purchase $36 (includes gown, cap, and tassel)

Master Set purchase $66 (includes gown, hood, cap, and tassel)

The undergraduate and master's gowns are made from 100% recycled material (23 plastic water bottles).

PhD and Law Doctoral Regalia:

If you are planning to participate in Commencement Weekend 2023 activities, you will need to rent or purchase your regalia for your ceremonies.  

The website to order Notre Dame Doctoral Rental Gowns is currently open and ready to accept orders.

Rental Set $128 (includes gown, hood, tam, and souvenir tassel)
Ordering deadline - April 8 to ensure on-time delivery* 

Student Doctor Rental  The deadline for ordering is April 8, 2023.

After the website is closed,  a limited number of rental doctor gowns will be available on a first come, first serve basis. These gowns will be available for pickup/payment beginning May 15.

Rental gowns will be available for pickup at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore on May 15-19, from 8 a.m. -7 p.m. Payment is due at the time of pickup.  It is required that the student pick up their gown in person with a valid ID.


Custom Doctoral Purchase Unit $999
Ordering deadline – March 23  to ensure on-time delivery*

Purchase Custom Regalia.  Please fill out the custom order form and email to  Purchase price for a custom Notre Dame gown, hood and tam (cap) is $999.00. The deadline for ordering a custom gown is March 23, 2023.  

Custom orders placed after March 23, 2023 will not be guaranteed for commencement.

*Purchases must be completed by the deadlines to ensure on-time delivery. After the deadlines, sizes cannot be guaranteed.

Questions? Please call Trish Aschenbrenner at (574) 631-1399 or or

St. Michael's Laundry will press your gown for the big weekend! (Please indicate when ordering.) Pick-up from St. Michael's beginning April 24 (Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) If you have any questions, please call 574-631-7422.

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.   

International Stoles will be available to order at the Notre Dame Hammes Bookstore.