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Cap & Gown Commencement information below.

Eco-Friendly Caps and Gowns
The Cap and Gown Agency is proud to continue offering eco-friendly caps and gowns for students that are made from 100 percent, post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. This line of graduation wear, manufactured by Oak Hall, is named "GreenWeaver". The fabric is made from spun molten plastic pellets and the result is a fabric so comfortably soft you have to feel it to believe it! It takes an average of 23 bottles to make each gown.

ASA takes pride in its ongoing commitment in support of the University's sustainability goals and the continuation of "GreenWeaver" attire for Yale's Commencement. In fostering "GreenWeaver on Yale campus, we are hopeful that this movement will impact on other Colleges and Universities in making a choice to "go green" on their campuses.  For more information and details on "GreenWeaver" attire, please visit the Oak Hall website at: http://www.oakhalli.com/greenweavermovement.php

You may donate your gown to a non-profit organization in the greater New Haven area by placing it in designated bins at residential colleges or the Associated Student Agency office.

Class Rings

The Ring Agency will be at the Payne Whitney Gym during Cap & Gown distribution days in May to assist you in choosing your class ring. So, along with your cap and gown pickup, don't forget to stop by our table and order your official Yale class ring to commemorate your achievements with a beautiful and affordable ring!

Please visit the Balfour web site to view the variety of available "Her" and "His" ring choices.



The Cap and Gown Agency, a student-run organization, coordinates the ordering and distribution of commencement gowns for faculty, undergraduates, and the graduate & professional students of Yale. Our office is located at 246 Church St. (Lower Level), Room B05 and our office is open Monday - Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.


CAP & GOWN ORDER DEADLINES

February 3 - April 1
To avoid late fees, all orders with payment must be entered and/or received by 4 pm on Tuesday, April 1.
April 2 -
April 11
Orders received after 4 pm on April 1 through April 11, will be subject to a late fee of $10.00
After
April 11
No orders received after April 11 will be processed.
If students miss the April 11 deadline, there will be a limited number of extra caps, gowns and hoods available during regular distribution at the Payne Whitney Gymnasium on a first-come, first-served basis. At that time, an additional $5.00 shipping charge, along with the $10.00 late fee, will be added to the attire cost and cash only payments will be accepted.


Avoid late fees: place your orders with payment by Tuesday, April 1, 2014!

All Students - NO Returns -- Attire is yours to KEEP!

ORDERING INFORMATION

ONLINE Ordering at www.yale.edu/sis. Available through Friday, April 11, 2014.

The Cap and Gown Agency has provided students with a convenient way to place their cap and gown orders online with the option to pay by credit card or student account billing. (Note: if you opt to pay by student charge, student account billing will be available through 4 pm on April 1 to students who currently have the privilege of charging designated goods and services to their student accounts.)
Students can access online ordering through Yale's Student Information System (SIS) web site at www.yale.edu/sis. After logging into the Main Menu, click on Commencement Menu, then Order Cap & Gown and follow the instructions.

MAIL and DROP OFF ordering information:

As in the past, students may also mail their order form with payment or drop off their form and make payment directly at the ASA Office during normal business hours. Students can visit the Commencement web site at www.yale.edu/commencement and "click" on their appropriate degree for an order form and details on academic attire, pricing and distribution schedule. Please note order deadlines and late fees.

SENIORS:

Seniors can pick up their attire at Payne Whitney Gym at the distribution times listed below. Please note that for your convenience, Wednesday May 14 is for seniors only. The cap, gown and tassel fee is $33.00 and are yours to keep.

Click Here to Order Online

GRADUATE and PROFESSIONAL Students:

The fee for the Master's cap, gown, hood and tassel is $56.00; separately, the fee for the Master's hood is $24.00 and the gown is $32.00.

The fee for the Doctoral cap, gown, hood and tassel is $62.00; separately, the fee for the Doctoral hood is $26.00 and the gown is $36.00.

Students can pick up their attire at the Payne Whitney Gym at the Payne Whitney Gym beginning Thursday, May 15. Please see the distribution schedule below for additional information.

Note: No refunds will be given after the order deadline of April 11, 2014.

FACULTY Rental Attire:

Faculty should return the completed rental order form and payment to the designated contact person listed for their appropriate school or college. This list and other information are available at  www.yale.edu/commencement. For your convenience, faculty attire will be delivered to the contact office by the Cap and Gown Agency and be available for pick up after Wednesday, May 14.

DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE

Attire may be picked up at the Payne Whitney Gymnasium Pool Amphitheater, located to the left of the main entrance, during the hours listed below. Please bring your Yale I.D. If you are unable to pick up your attire at any of these times, you must make arrangements for someone else to pick it up for you. The person who is picking up your attire must present their Yale I.D. (or a valid official I.D.) with a note and your signature giving them permission to pick up your attire.

Wednesday, May 14 (seniors only) 11 am - 5 pm
Thursday, May 15
11 am - 6 pm
Friday, May 16 12 pm - 4 pm
Saturday, May 17* 12 pm - 4 pm
Sunday, May 18* 8 am - 11 am
Monday, May 19* 8 am - 10 am
*Note to Seniors: Seniors wear their regalia to Baccalaureate services which are held on Saturday and Sunday in addition to Sunday's Class Day exercises and Monday's Commencement.



Oak Hall, the company that provides Yale's attire, also customizes "Yale blue" regalia for purchase. Information on purchasing regalia is available by directly contacting Oak Hall @ 1 800 223 0429 or visit www.yale.edu/commencement for additional information.

Contact Information

Below are the Cap and Gown managers' names and email addresses. Please email them directly with any questions that you may have regarding your order as they will be checking their email daily. Your inquiry will be addressed promptly.

Contact Information:

       Student Manager: Alwin Firmansyah

                        Email:

alwin.firmansyah@yale.edu






Associated Student Agencies
246 Church St. Lower level Rm. B05
P.O. Box 202135
New Haven, CT 06520-2135
(203) 432-1888

FAQs

Q. How can a student pay for her/his commencement attire?

A. Students can order online at www.yale.edu/sis and pay by credit card or student charge (for those students who currently have the privilege of charging designated goods and services to their student accounts, charging will be available to them until 4 pm on April 1). Payments can also be made by check and cash and returned to the ASA office with the completed order form; if paying by cash, students must come directly to the ASA office.

Q. What if I am graduating with two degrees?

A. The official policy is that you can only wear one hood for commencement. You will have to decide which hood to order (usually that of the higher degree).

Q. What if I can't pick up the gown myself?

A. If you are unable to pick up your attire at any of these times, you must make arrangements for someone else to pick it up for you. The person who is picking up your attire must present their Yale I.D. (or a valid official photo I.D.) with a note and your signature giving them permission to pick up your attire.

Q. Where can I find more information about commencement?

A. Go to www.yale.edu/commencement.

If you have any more questions or comments, please contact us.


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