Prices, distribution dates, and order forms are contained in pdf format below and may be printed out by clicking on the appropriate category (free Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view forms).
Students may order online beginning February 1, 2013 at www.yale.edu/sis using a credit card or student account. Select "Commencement" from the main menu, then "Order Cap and Gown," and follow instructions.
To avoid late fees, orders must be received by 4 pm on Monday, April 1, 2013.
Faculty should click on the link below for information on
Click here for faculty.
Click here for seniors.
Click here for the Graduate School.
Click here for the professional schools.
Purchase of Yale custom regalia
All rental and keepsake robes provided by the Cap and Gown Agency are black. Master's and doctoral candidates who wish to purchase "Yale blue" custom regalia (i.e., "Yale blue" doctoral or master's gown, faille hood, doctoral tam or cap), may contact the Custom Department of Oak Hall Industries, 800 223-0429. An order form for custom regalia may also be downloaded here and mailed with payment to Oak Hall Cap & Gown, 840 Union Street, Salem, VA 24153, http://www.oakhalli.com/schools.php.
For a guide to Yale academic regalia, click here.
Completed order forms
Faculty should return completed forms with payment or department charging instructions to the contact person listed for the school or college with which they will process.
Students who do not order online may drop off order forms with payment Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm at the office of Associated Student Agencies, 246 Church Street, lower level.
Completed forms may also be mailed to the Cap and Gown Agency, P.O. Box 202135, New Haven, CT 06520-2135.
Form of payment
Cash, money orders, and personal checks will be accepted at the office of Associated Student Agencies, as well as MasterCard, Visa, and charges to Yale student accounts. Please do not send cash with mailed orders.
To avoid late fees, orders must be received or postmarked by 4 pm on Monday, April 1, 2013. This is also the deadline to bill to one's student account. Orders received after 4 pm on April 1 through April 12 will be subject to a late fee of $10.00.
After April 12, no orders, including those placed online, will be processed and no refunds on cancellations will be issued.
A limited number of black gowns and Yale hoods will be available during distribution hours at Payne Whitney Gym on a first-come basis. A $5.00 shipping charge, in addition to the $10.00 late fee, will be added to the cost of regalia, and only cash will be accepted.
Please note that degree-specific hoods and gowns may be guaranteed only with orders received by April 12, 2013.
Attire may be picked up at the Payne Whitney Gymnasium pool amphitheater, located to the right of the main entrance, at the hours listed below. Please bring current Yale I.D.
Wednesday's distribution is intended for seniors only. Graduate and professional school distribution begins on Thursday, May 16. Faculty attire will be distributed from the college or school listed on one's order form starting May 16.
|Wednesday, May 15 (seniors only)
||11 am to 5 pm
|Thursday, May 16
||11 am to 6 pm
|Friday, May 17
||11 am to 4 pm
|Saturday, May 18*
||12 pm to 4 pm
|Sunday, May 19*
|| 8 am to 11 am
|Monday, May 20
|| 8 am to 10 am
*Seniors wear academic attire to Baccalaureate services, which take place Saturday and Sunday, as well as to Class Day
exercises on Sunday.
If you are unable to pick up your regalia at the times above, please make arrangements for someone else to pick it up for you. The person picking up your regalia must present a Yale I.D. or other valid identification, as well as a signed note from you authorizing pick-up.
Faculty should return rental regalia to the point person at his or her residential college or school. All student regalia is purchased and need not be returned.
Students may donate their gowns to non-profit organizations in the Greater New Haven area by placing them in designated bins at residential colleges or at the Associated Student Agencies office.
Cap and Gown Agency contacts
For questions, email or Jared Lovett or Robert Dowd.