Academic attire (cap and gown) is required for all graduates who plan to participate in Spring Commencement and/or Rackham Graduate Exercises (RGE). Attire can be purchased at these Ann Arbor locations:
- Barnes and Noble @ North Campus
2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
- Ulrich’s Bookstore
1200 S. University
- 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-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.
Doctoral Degree Recipients
Hoods are mandatory for all doctoral degree recipients.
Rental attire may be reserved Monday, March 9, 2020 through Friday, April 17, 2020. The Pierpont Commons Campus Store cannot guarantee gown sizes or hood colors after April 17. Rental attire should be returned by Friday, May 8, 2020.
Doctoral hoods are available in PhD dark blue (can be used for all disciplines), pink (Music), purple (Law), and apricot (Nurse Practitioner) for rent or purchase. All other colors must be custom-ordered.
*Please allow four to six weeks for the delivery of custom attire orders. Custom attire can be ordered/purchased any time throughout the year.
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|
Mingled colors distinguish combined curriculums.
Honor cords may be worn for designation of membership or achievement. Check with your organization or department for honor cord guidelines.