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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

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

Price for orders placed by midnight on February 18th:
Undergraduate Set $50.00 (plus tax)
Masters Set $100.00 (plus tax)
PhD Set $120.00 (plus tax)

Price for orders placed after February 18th:
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)

Orders placed after March 21st at 4:00 pm are not guaranteed to arrive before the commencement ceremony.

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 Midyear Commencement 2018 ceremony may order their caps and gowns beginning in October 2018.
  • Please contact the Campus Bookstore at 906-487-2410 or

Regalia may be picked up at the Campus Bookstore during the following dates and times. You will need to present a photo ID.
April 23rd - 27th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
April 30th - May 3rd from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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. 

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 weare 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.