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Cap and Gown

To attend your individual College or School ceremony, as well as the University-Wide Commencement at Citizens Bank Park, you must wear the appropriate academic regalia. Regalia consists of a gown, mortar board cap and the hood which reflects 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.

Note that tickets to the individual College and School ceremonies and the University-wide Commencement are distributed only to graduates who are buying or renting regalia from the University Bookstore

Your DragonCard is required when making an in-person regalia purchase. If you do not have a DragonCard, a temporary card can be obtained from the DragonCard Office 215.895.6095 or DragonCard@drexel.edu. For more information on temporary DragonCards and for DragonCard Office locations and operating hours, visit the DragonCard Office

Bachelor’s and Master’s DEGREE candidates

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 16 - May 27. Graduation announcements will also be available for purchase. In addition, customized graduation announcements can be purchased from CB Announcements. You may also purchase your Class Ring from Balfour and Diploma Frame from Church Hill Classic.

Regalia Purchase Price Schedule

  • Bachelor's $89.98 + tax
  • Master's $95.98 + tax
  • Announcements (packet of 5) $5.98 + tax
  • Souvenir Tassel $5.98 + tax
  • Deluxe Souvenir Tassel $7.98 + tax
  • Keychain Tassel $4.98 + text

Regalia must be purchased by May 27, to guarantee receipt of tickets to your individual College or School ceremony as well as the University-wide Commencement at Citizens Bank Park. AFTER MAY 27, ANY LEFTOVER TICKETS WILL BE RELEASED TO THE COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS, AND YOU WILL NEED TO GO THERE TO REQUEST TICKETS.

Note that there is no special regalia for students graduating with Latin Honors. The Pennoni Honors Program does provide special cords for its students who are graduating.

ACCELERATED DEGREE CANDIDATES

Students who are completing both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree should purchase the appropriate Master’s degree regalia.

FOR DOCTORAL CANDIDATES ONLY

Students receiving a doctoral degree must obtain their regalia through the University Bookstore. Orders are being accepted beginning March 7. There are several options:

  • Rent your regalia (mortarboard cap, gown, hood and tassel). The rental price for the set is $73.98 + tax. Order forms must be completed by May 31st in the University Bookstore or by phone. After this date, contact the University Bookstore and they will assist graduating students on a case-by-case basis. Distribution will take place between May 24 and June 8. Rental regalia must be returned immediately following the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony to a specified location in the Convention Center or to the bookstore after the University-Wide Commencement at Citizens Bank Park.
  • Rent your mortarboard cap gown and tassel and purchase your hood as a keepsake. The price for this option is $208.93 + tax. Order/purchase form must be completed by April 29 in the University Bookstore or by phone. After this date, contact the University Bookstore and they will help you with these purchases on a case-by-case basis. Distribution will take place between May 24 and June 8. Rental regalia must be returned immediately following the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony to a specified location in the Convention Center or to the bookstore after the University-Wide Commencement at Citizens Bank Park.
  • Rent your gown, hood and tassel and purchase a custom 8 corner tam as a keepsake. The price for this option is $212.93 + tax. Order/purchase form must be completed by April 29 in the University Bookstore or by phone. After this date, contact the University Bookstore and they will help you with these purchases on a case-by-case basis. Distribution will take place between May 24 and June 8. Rental regalia must be returned immediately following the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony to a specified location in the Convention Center or to the bookstore after the University-Wide Commencement at Citizens Bank Park.
  • Purchase a custom Drexel doctoral gown, tam and hood through the University Bookstore. The price for this option is $860. 95 + tax. Deadline is April 29. After this date, contact the University Bookstore and they will help you with these purchases on a case-by-case basis.

If you are unable to visit the bookstore in person, please contact a bookstore representative at 215-895-2860.

College of Medicine

  • All students participating in Commencement are required to wear appropriate academic regalia.
  • Biomedical graduates will wear Keepsake™ regalia, which may be purchased at the Center City Hahnemann Campus bookstore.
  • Biomedical Science, Pre-medical & Pre-health, and Interdisciplinary Programs regalia will be announced soon. Please check back for updates.
  • Regalia for M.D. graduates will be distributed at the Queen Lane campus. Distribution details will be posted soon.

School of Law

The rental of your graduation regalia is done through the Drexel Bookstore. Please go to the bookstore to place your order.  

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