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Graduation Gear at the Stanford Bookstore

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Academic attire is required to participate in many Commencement Weekend activities and will be available to rent or purchase from the Stanford Bookstore.

Dates and Deadlines

Monday, March 7 – Cap & Gown ordering website goes “Live”

Wednesday, April 13 – In-store Grad Fair from 3-6 p.m. & custom regalia/class ring ordering deadline (to have in time for commencement)

Monday, April 25 – Student/Faculty online cap & gown pre-order deadline

Monday, May 16 – Last day for students to order for home delivery ($12.95 shipping)

Friday, May 27 – Last day for students to order for home delivery with RUSH delivery ($19.95 shipping)

Tuesday, May 31 – Pre-order cap & gown distribution begins (Stanford Bookstore lower level)

Thursday, June 2 – Open stock distribution begins (Stanford Bookstore lower level)

Note: To guard against continuing delays in the supply chain, we recommend you place your order as early as possible.

Have questions? Visit or email the Stanford Bookstore at

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Cap and Gown Orders

All graduates are required to wear a cap and gown to process in the main Commencement ceremony and Baccalaureate celebration. The deadline to order regalia has passed. Please visit the Stanford Bookstore beginning June 2 for open stock distribution.