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Student Gown Rental and Grad Pack Information

Important Dates for Spring 2018

Official UC Davis commencement apparel consists of a custom UC Davis gown, cap, and tassel. Master and Doctoral candidates also wear an academic hood. All other available accessories are optional. Please see the links below for rental and pack pricing.

  • February 9 – Online rental begins for Schools of Medicine, Law, and Veterinary Medicine
  • March 1 – Online rental begins for all other schools and colleges
  • April 20 – Grad Fair – Campus Store, Lower Level, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Visit our Grad Fair page for more information.

Pre-Order Rental Deadlines

Rental continues, but price increases $15 after deadline.

  • March 22 – Schools of Medicine, Law, and Veterinary Medicine *
  • April 16 – Graduate School of Management, School of Nursing *
  • April 21 – Grad Studies, School of Education, Undergraduate Colleges
  • April 24 – Last day to order purchased regalia for June ceremonies without rush fees

Cap and Gown Pickup

  • May 22–25 – Office of Graduate Studies and School of Education (candidates only)
    • Bookstore Annex (across from southeast store entrance), 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • May 26–28 – Closed for Memorial Day
  • May 29–June 15 – Undergraduate Colleges and all remaining graduate students
    • Bookstore Annex (across from southeast store entrance)
      • Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
      • Saturday: Noon–5 p.m.
      • Sunday: Closed
  • June 16–17 – On-site, last minute gown pickup – at the Pavilion, opens at 8 a.m.

* Candidates in the Schools of Medicine, Law, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, and Management should refer to pick up info sent by the Commencement Coordinator for their school.

Gown and Hood Return

Collection stations will be located outside the ceremony venue after all official commencement ceremonies, approximately ½ hour before the end of each ceremony until approximately 1 hour afterward. Gowns and hoods not returned either after a ceremony or to the MU Campus Store by the Monday following the ceremony weekend will be subject to late return fee, beginning at $5 and increasing by $5 each week, max: $20.

Please note: On-site gown collection is not provided at group celebrations where degrees are not being conferred.

Student Gown Rental and Grad Pack Pricing

You can view pricing and all items available for purchase in the pdfs listed below. Click on the flier associated with your degree for correct pricing. If you are having issues accessing the pdfs, please email us at gradsupplies@ucdavis.edu.

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