Academic Regalia

Academic Regalia

A degree candidate wears the cap and gown that is appropriate for the degree they receive at convocation, regardless of any previous degrees received. Doctoral candidates are not hooded at the ceremony, but candidates who have received their hoods may wear them at the ceremony. Convocation is a formal and traditional ceremony, and we ask that any attire or adornement worn by candidates be appropriate for the occasion.  

The slideshow on the right displays regalia photos for each degree, including Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral gowns.

Order your Academic Regalia

To order academic regalia specific to your degree are as follows.  Orders may be placed through the University Bookstore, Barnes and Noble, located at 970 East 58th Street, 773.702.7712.  The University Bookstore is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; closed on Sunday. 

Bachelor and Master Degrees

Your attire will be available for purchase at the University Bookstore for the following prices.  To ensure a proper fit and avoid long lines, please purchase your cap and gown early. You will be able to retain both as a keepsake.
Bachelor Degree:  $49.00 
Master Degree:  $54.00

Doctoral Degrees, J.D., and Hoods

Your attire will be available for rental at the University Bookstore for a cost of $65.00, plus $42.00 to rent a hood.  An academic regalia rental order form will be mailed to you during spring quarter. If you do not receive a card or missed the deadline, please contact the University Bookstore by calling 773.702.7712.  

Rented academic regalia will be available for pick-up at the University Bookstore. Academic attire must be returned to the University Bookstore at the conclusion of the ceremony. For information about purchasing attire, contact the Bookstore at 773.702.7712; please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.


In order to promote a green convocation, the University Bookstore exclusively provides Greenweaver brand academic attire for all bachelor and master regalia purchases. Made from 100% post-consumer plastic bottles, they are fully recyclable.

If you choose to recycle your purchased cap and gown after convocation, recycling containers will be available at the University Bookstore. Thank you for doing your part to help promote a sustainable campus.