Academic Attire

Academic attire (cap and gown) is highly encouraged but not 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 [email protected]
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
[email protected]
Michiganensian Yearbook420 Maynard Street
[email protected]
*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 it 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 Ph.D. hoods and correspond to your doctoral degree.


Michiganensian 2024 Senior Grad Extravaganza

Stanford Lipsey Student Publications Building | 420 Maynard St

March 11-15, 2024

April 8-12, 2024

April 14-19, 2024

April 21-26, 2024

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