Cap and Gown

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The cost for undergraduate students is $60 (includes tax) for purchase of the cap, gown and tassel. The cost for graduate students is $85 (includes tax) for purchase of the cap, gown, hood and tassel. Prospective graduates have several opportunities to purchase their cap and gown for commencement.

Online Ordering
Caps and gowns may be ordered online at Orders should be placed no later than Wednesday, November 27, 2019 to ensure on time delivery.

CMU Bookstore
Caps and gowns can be purchased at the CMU Bookstore Office from Monday, November 4, 2019 - Friday, December 13, 2019.

Commencement Weekend
Caps and gowns may be purchased in Rose 121 (located within the Events Center) on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. - one hour prior to the ceremony start time.

Doctoral Students

Custom CMU doctoral sets may be rented or purchased by completing the order form at Orders must be placed no later than Monday, October 28, 2019. The doctoral set includes a cap, gown, hood and tassel. Tams are available for purchase only. Graduates who wish to purchase a velvet doctoral tam or other custom apparel will need to allow a minimum of six weeks to process their order. Please note that certain measurements are needed to process custom orders for tams or gowns.

Rental Apparel

Graduates may rent doctoral apparel for $95.40 (includes tax). Graduates keep the cap and tassel and return the gown and hood to Rose 121 immediately following the ceremony. Rental apparel can be picked up from the Bookstore Office, located in the Bovee University Center, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Friday, December 13, 2019 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Purchased Apparel

Graduates may purchase the entire doctoral set of custom apparel for $856 (plus tax and shipping). 

All graduates must wear proper academic regalia to participate in commencement. To maintain the dignity of the commencement ceremony, graduates may not attach any objects to their academic apparel that may detract from the meaning and importance of the occasion.

CMU Bookstore Office

Bovee University Center #202
103 E. Preston St.| Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Website: | Email:
Phone: 989-774-7490 or 800-283-0234
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

All information is subject to change. Please check back to this website periodically for the most up-to-date information.