Caps and Gowns

Caps and Gowns 2023

Commencement: Sunday, May 28th

This year students will purchase their cap and gown regalia (via credit card) from the following Oak Hall website:  

Students will either choose a Bachelor Package, Masters Package, or Doctor Package. The website will guide you to the correct gown size by asking height and weight questions. 

All Bachelor Regalia will be shipped to the Wesleyan R J Julia Bookstore and will be available for pick up starting Monday, May 15th. Students will have until Wednesday, March 29th, to purchase their caps and gowns online.

Masters and PHD candidates will either elect to pick up their package at the Wesleyan R J Julia Bookstore or have it sent to their home address. 

·        Masters and PHD candidates who wish to have their regalia shipped to the Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore must order online by Wednesday, March 29thMasters and PHD regalia will be available for pick up at the Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore starting Monday, May 15th. 

·        Masters and PHD candidates who wish to have their caps and gowns shipped to a home address will have until Friday, April 28th, to order online. 

Please note: There is a $15.95 shipping and handling fee for domestic ship to residence orders. 

Wesleyan R J Julia Bookstore: 413 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457.  (860) 685-3939.

Store Hours: Sunday through Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Cap and Gown Rental Program

The Campus Store in Usdan rents regalia as a sustainability initiative. Students may rent a cap and gown starting May 8, 2023 during normal business hours at the Campus Store in Usdan by providing a $20 cash or check deposit. Deposits cannot be made with a credit card. Students must return their rental cap and gown after the graduation ceremony to the Campus Store in Usdan to receive their deposit back. 

Rentals do not include tassels. 2023 tassels will be available to purchase for $8 at the time of rental.

Students who choose to purchase new regalia are encouraged to donate their cap and gown at the end of the ceremony in designated bins to be used by future graduating classes. All gowns are laundered, and caps are disinfected prior to renting. There are a limited number of rentals; sizes are not guaranteed. Rental questions may be directed to Sam Burr x3190

Take care,