Caps and Gowns

Caps, gowns and hoods will be available at the University Bookstore beginning April 1st.  Seniors can reserve a cap and gown for pick up at the bookstore by placing an online order here.  If you choose to pre-order a cap and gown online, orders must be placed by March 2.   For questions, contact the bookstore at (617) 627-3468.

All graduates are requested to wear the traditional cap and gown.  Students may purchase them at the University Bookstore. Rentals are not available. The prices are approximately:

  • Bachelor’s gown, cap, black tassel, and announcement package, $57.98;  Gown only–$36.98
  • Brown and Blue Tassel–$4.98
  • Master’s gown, cap, black tassel, $49.98;  Gown only–$34.98
  • Master’s hood, $39.98;
  • PhD gown, cap, tassel, $60.98; Gown only–$45.98

Custom Regalia Orders (prices range depending on the fabric chosen):

  • Masters Students:  Black gowns ($183 – $330); Hood ($119 – $152); Cap ($37 – $40)
  • PhD Students: Black gowns ($367 – $521); Hood ($152 – $181–but usually is provided by school); Tam ($88)

Custom Tufts Blue and Brown PhD Regalia (order by March 26):  Gown $660; Hood $152 (usually provided by the school); Tam $88.

The bookstore will be hosting Senior Days on Wednesday, April 1, and Thursday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can pick up caps and gowns, diploma frames, graduation announcements, graduation rings and other Commencement items. For more information, call 1-800-627-3468 or visit the bookstore web site at

The American Council on Education provides useful information and guidelines on how to choose and properly display academic regalia for commencement.