Duke

Academic Apparel - 2013

apparelAll candidates for degrees (including graduates of September and December 2013) who participate in the Baccalaureate Service and/or the Commencement Exercises wear academic apparel.  Apparel order forms will be available by February 15. Candidates for the Ph.D. degree wear rental apparel; all other degrees are purchased outfits*.  

Please do not call the Office of Special Events and University Ceremonies or the University Stores to request special arrangements for apparel.  We ask that you complete the Apparel Order Form, even if you have your own apparel, so that we know how many to anticipate in the procession.

Apparel Pickup 

Payment for all apparel must be made when it is picked up from the Bryan Center (Art Gallery, upper level), beginning Monday, April 29, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. until noon on Saturday, May 11.  If you are unable to pick up your apparel at the designated time, you may arrange for someone to do so for you but they must have your payment and sizes to be certain the apparel is correct. 

Fees for Academic Apparel

Degree

Cap, Gown, Hood

Gown ONLY

Hood ONLY

Cap ONLY

Tam ONLY

Bachelor Degrees*

$50.00

$17.00

$22.00

$11.00

N/A

Master Degrees*

$56.00

$20.00

$25.00

$11.00

N/A

Doctoral Degrees,
LLM and LLMLE
(all rentals)

$60.00

$20.00

$25.00

N/A

$15.00

Doctoral Degree recipients - if you wish to purchase your apparel, please contact Patti Silver in the Duke University Stores at (919) 684-0060 or patti.silver@duke.edu.

*  This year, all bachelor and master degree outfits will be made of 100% recycled plastic.  The eco-friendly outfits may be kept or returned after Commencement to be recycled.  For every outfit ordered, Oak Hall will make a contribution to a campus environmental group of Duke's choosing.


Just FYI - How to Wear a Hood