Academic Attire

Academic attire (cap and gown) is required for all graduates who plan to participate in Commencement.Attire can be purchased at the following Ann Arbor locations:

LocationAddress / Phone Number
Barnes and Noble @ U-M North Campus2102 Bonisteel Boulevard
(734) 668-6022 or
Barnes and Noble @ The Michigan Union530 S State Street
(734) 205-2401
Ulrich’s Bookstore1200 South University Avenue
(734) 662-3201
Michiganensian Yearbook1200 South University Avenue
(734) 662-3201 x1247
*Note: Doctoral attire is not available
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Candidates

Beginning in mid-March, academic attire may be purchased at all locations listed. Please refer to the Academic Color Information grid below to find your appropriate hood velvet color.

Master’s Hood Color Information

The Colors of the various disciplines are as follows:

NOTE: If students would like to order regalia rather than pick up in store please visit delivery for regalia is currently less than two weeks.

Architecture & Urban PlanningBlue Violet
Business AdministrationDrab
EducationLight Blue
Fine ArtsBrown
KinesiologySage Green
Literature and ArtsWhite
Environment and SustainabilityRusset
PharmacyOlive Green
PhilosophyDark Blue
Public HealthSalmon Pink
Public PolicyPeacock Blue
ScienceGolden Yellow
Social WorkCitron
Honors Cords

Honor cords may be worn for designation of membership or achievement.
Check with your organization or department for honors cord guidelines.

Doctoral Degree Candidates

2 Types of Gowns for your purchase –
Green weaver Value Set- Gown /Tam/Hood. In store Year round

Custom attire- can be purchased any time throughout the year . Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery

Academic attire may be purchased (including hoods, caps and gowns).
Hoods are mandatory for all doctoral degree recipients.

  • Doctoral students will need to purchase their own doctoral hood.
  • Hoods should be University of Michigan PhD hoods and correspond to your doctoral degree.

Grad Fair

Grad Fair and GradExtravaganza are your one-stop-shop for all things graduation. Purchase academic attire, class rings, graduate portraits and more!

2022 Grad Fair

Stanford Lipsey Student Publications Building
420 Maynard St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

March 7 – 11 and March 28 – April 1
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily.


Union & Pierpont Barnes & Noble

March 14 – 18, 2022
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.