Academic attire (cap and gown) is required for all graduates who plan to participate in Winter Commencement. Attire can be purchased at three Ann Arbor locations:
- Barnes and Noble @ University of Michigan
530 South State Street
(734) 995-8877 or SM743@BNcollege.com
- Ulrich’s Bookstore
549 East University Avenue
- Michiganensian Yearbook
420 Maynard Street
(734) 418-4115 x1247
Please note that doctoral attire is not available at the Michiganensian.
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Graduates and Candidates
Beginning in mid-October, academic attire may be purchased at all three locations listed.
Doctoral Degree Recipients
Doctoral degree recipients who plan to attend Winter Commencement on Sunday, December 18 can rent or purchase required academic attire—including hoods as well as caps and gowns—at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Required attire is also available for purchase online through Ulrich’s.
Hoods are mandatory for all doctoral degree recipients.
Rental attire may be reserved Monday, October 3 through Saturday, December 2. The Barnes and Noble Bookstore cannot guarantee gown sizes or hood colors after December 10.
Rental attire should be returned by Wednesday, December 21.
Custom attire can be purchased any time throughout the year. Please allow four to six weeks for the delivery of custom attire orders.
Hood Color Information
The colors of the various disciplines are as follows:
|Architecture and Urban Planning||blue violet|
|Literature and Arts||white|
|Natural Resources and Environment||russet|
|Public Health||salmon pink|
|Public Policy||peacock blue|
Honor cords may be worn for designation of membership or achievement. Check with your organization or department for honor cord guidelines.