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
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(734) 668-6022 or
Barnes and Noble @ The Michigan Union530 S State Street
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(734) 205-2401 or
Michiganensian Yearbook420 Maynard Street
*Note: Doctoral attire is not available
MDen303 S State Street
(734) 686-3002
*Note: Doctoral attire is not available
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Candidates

All academic attire is available for purchase year round at Barnes & Noble Campus Store. Beginning in mid-March, academic attire may be purchased at Michiganensian (dates listed below) and M Den locations. 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!

2023 Grad Fair

Union & Pierpont Barnes & Noble

March 6 – 10, 2023
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*We have all regalia Bachelors/Masters/ Value PhD in store year-round.
Website will be open 2/13/23 to order gifts & regalia on line.

Michiganensian 2023 Senior Grad Extravaganza

Stanford Lipsey Student Publications Building | 420 Maynard St

December 4 – 8, 2023
December 14 – 15, 2023
March 11 – 15, 2024
April 8 – 12, 2024
April 14 – 19, 2024
April 21 – 26, 2024

Sales are open from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Visit website for more details