Cap and Gown

To attend your ceremony, it is required that you wear the appropriate academic regalia. Regalia consists of a gown, cap and hood, which reflect the degree being conferred. Regalia must be obtained from the University Bookstore (Creese Student Center, 32nd and Chestnut Streets, for University City Campus students; Bellet Building, 15th and Race Streets, for Center City Campus students). Questions may be addressed to 215.895.2860.

Buy Your Own

If you are a bachelor's or master's degree candidate, you must purchase your regalia through the University Bookstore. To do so, visit the Bookstore with your student I.D. during the sales period, May 21-June 13. Graduation announcements will also be available for purchase. In addition, customized graduation announcements can be purchased from Herff Jones.

Regalia Purchase Price Schedule

  • Bachelor's $88.98
  • Master's $92.98
  • Announcements (packet of 5) $5.98

Regalia must be purchased by June 5 to guarantee receipt of tickets to your Commencement ceremony. See Tickets for more details.

For Doctoral Candidates Only

Students receiving a doctoral degree must obtain their regalia through the University Bookstore. There are three options:

  • Rent your regalia (cap, gown, hood and tassel).  The rental price for the set is $73.98. Order forms must be completed in the University Bookstore or by phone by May 16. After this date, contact the University Bookstore and they will assist graduating students on a case-by-case basis.  Distribution will take place on June 9-13.
  • Rent your cap gown and tassel and purchase your hood as a keepsake.  The price for this option is $208.93.  Order/purchase form must be completed in the University Bookstore or by phone by April 30.  After this date, contact the University Bookstore and they will help you with these purchases on a base-by-case basis.
  • Purchase a custom Drexel doctoral gown, tam and hood through the University Bookstore.  The price for this option is $857.95.  Deadline is April 30.  After this date, contact the University Bookstore and they will help you with these purchases on a base-by-case basis.