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Cap and Gown

You must wear a cap and gown for the commencement ceremony, unless you are an ROTC commissionee. Commissionees wear their uniforms, not caps and gowns. If you have any questions, please refer to the Regalia Guidelines.

How to Order

Graduates order their cap and gown through the Campus Bookstore. The gown is the property of the graduate. Rental commencement regalia is not available.

A few things to note:

  • All sets include a gown, SureFit cap (one size fits most) and tassel. Masters and PhD sets also include a hood.
  • Prices subject to change. There are no refunds on cap and gown orders.
  • Students participating in the Spring Commencement 2019 ceremony may order their caps and gowns beginning in February 2019.
  • Please contact the Campus Bookstore at 906-487-2410 or

Cap & Gown Pricing

Orders placed by midnight on October 14:
Undergraduate Set $50.00 (plus tax)
Masters Set $100.00 (plus tax)
PhD Set $120.00 (plus tax)

Orders placed after October 14:
Undergraduate Set $70.00 (plus expedited shipping and tax)
Masters Set $120.00 (plus expedited shipping and tax)
PhD Set $140.00 (plus expedited shipping and tax)

Please note: Orders placed after November 21st at noon EST are not guaranteed to arrive before the commencement ceremony.

Cap & Gown Pick-up

The graduate may pick up regalia and tickets at the Campus Bookstore Buyback window starting December 10, 2018 through December 13, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please bring a photo ID. If you cannot make it to the Campus Bookstore during these times, please contact

How to Get Cords

Honor cords are issued to undergraduate degree candidates based on GPA as determined by the University. The Campus Bookstore has a list of eligible candidates and cords will be available when students pick up graduation regalia. 

Veterans receive a red, white and blue cord to wear at the ceremony. Please contact Kathy Pintar in the Registrar's Office to get your cord.

How to Wear Your Tassel

Graduates sitting on the right side of the stage wear their tassels on the right. Graduates sitting on the left side of the stage wear their tassels on the left. Michigan Tech asks graduates to wear tassels this way so our photographer has a clear opening to take your picture.