Cap and Gown Information

Order and Pickup

Each student that participates in commencement and convocation during graduation must wear the appropriate cap and gown.

Order yours through BYU Alumni. They have specific information about when to order, pick-up, and return your rental. They also have videos with instructions on how to wear hoods, caps, and gowns.

Cap and gown rental prices range from $39.99 to $74.99 and include a tassel that should be worn on the front-right side of your cap

Master's and Doctorate Hooding Ceremonies

 Each BYU college celebrates the hooding ceremony at their individual convocation. See the table below to learn about the hooding ceremony procedure:

School Master's Doctorate Hooded by
Education Wear the hood
during convocation
Carry hood to the stage,
hooded during convocation
Dissertation chair
& Associate Dean
Engineering &
Technology
Wear the hood
during convocation
Sits on stand, hooded 
during convocation
College Dean & 
Faculty advisor
Family, Home &
Social Sciences
Wear the hood
during convocation
Carry hood to the stage,
hooded during convocation
Department
chair & Committee
chair mentor
Fine Arts &
Communications
Wear the hood
during convocation
N/A  
Humanities Wear the hood
during convocation
N/A  
Law School Carry hood to the
stage, hooded
during convocation
Carry hood to the
stage, hooded
during convocation
Two law faculty
members
Life Sciences Wear the hood
during convocation
Carry hood to the stage,
hooded during convocation
Dean and major
advisor
Management Wear the hood
during convocation
N/A  
Nursing Carry hood to the
stage, hooded
during convocation
N/A  
Physical &
Mathematical
Sciences
Wear the hood
during convocation
Carry hood to the stage,
hooded during convocation
Department chair
& Dissertation
chair
Religious
Education
Very individualized,
contact department
for details
N/A