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.

Grad Fair
Grad Fair 2017 will be held Monday, March 20, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Bovee University Center

Online Ordering
Caps and gowns may be ordered online from Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - Sunday, April 23, 2017 at​.

CMU Bookstore
Caps and gowns can be purchased at the CMU Bookstore Office from Friday, March 24, 2017 - Friday, April 28, 2017.

Commencement Weekend
Caps and gowns may be purchased in Rose 125 (located within the Events Center) during the dates and times below. Easy access from the west entrance Friday only, west entrance is not accessible on Saturday.
​Friday, May 5, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

​Saturday, May 6, 2017
​7:00 a.m. - one hour prior to ceremony

Doctoral Students

Doctoral candidates must make arrangements to rent or purchase their custom CMU academic apparel through the CMU Bookstore Office at 989-774-7490 or 800-283-0234. The CMU Bookstore office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Orders must be placed as soon as possible, but no later than Monday, March 6, 2017. Two options are available:

Option 1: Rent the gown and hood for $80. Graduates keep the cap and tassel. The gown and hood are returned to the second floor foyer of Warriner Hall immediately following the ceremony.

Option 2: Purchase the entire doctoral set of custom apparel for $831 (plus tax and shipping). The set includes tam, tassel, gown and hood.

Rented apparel can be picked up in the CMU Bookstore during the dates and times below.

​Wednesday, May 3, 2017

​8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

​Thursday, May 4, 2017

​8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

​Friday, May 5, 2017
​8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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 occassion.

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.