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Caps and Gowns

caps and gowns

Student Rentals

Student rentals are provided by UC Davis Stores. Please visit the Commencement Web Site for details on student rentals.

Faculty Rentals

Faculty gowns, caps, tassels, and UC Ph.D. faculty hoods are available at no cost for commencement ceremonies.  Faculty rentals should be coordinated through the department's business office. 

The deadline to place an order for Spring Commencement is Friday, April 27, 2018.

To request any hood other than for those holding a PhD from a UC campus, please visit the UC Davis Stores’ NON-UC FACULTY HOOD ORDER SITE

PLEASE NOTE:  Earlier deadlines apply for hood orders. 


Faculty rentals can be picked up from "will-call" at the Central Storehouse, or delivered to the department for a nominal charge.


It is the responsibility of each individual to return his or her gown, cap, hood and tassel to the Special Events room adjacent to the commencement ceremony area at the Pavilion. For ceremonies held at the Mondavi Center, all commencement apparel can be returned in the Green Room or the reception area of the lobby.

Returns can also be facilitated via inter-campus mail. Please box and label returns "Special Services" and place with outgoing mail.

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