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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 is available to rent or purchase from the Stanford Bookstore.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Tuesday, March 5:  Cap and gown (regalia) rental website opens for orders

Tuesday, April 16 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. & Wednesday, April 17, 12:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.: Grad Fair at the Stanford Bookstore

Wednesday, April 17 (8:59 p.m.):  Student deadline to order rental regalia
(for pickup at Stanford Bookstore beginning June 3)

Wednesday, May 1:  Faculty deadline to order rental regalia
(for pickup at Stanford Bookstore beginning May 28)

Monday, May 13: Deadline to order rental regalia to ship to home
(shipping fees apply)

Tuesday, May 28: Faculty rental regalia distribution begins at the Stanford Bookstore

Monday, June 3: Student rental regalia distribution begins at the Stanford Bookstore

Thursday, June 6: In-person open stock rental regalia available at the Stanford Bookstore

Sunday, June 16: Rental regalia returns at the Stanford Bookstore

Stanford block S with tree on graduation cap

Regalia Rentals

All graduates are required to wear a cap and gown (regalia) to process in the main Commencement ceremony and Baccalaureate celebration. Regalia will be available to rent online through the Stanford Bookstore beginning Tuesday, March 5. The deadline for students to order for campus pickup is Wednesday, April 17. The deadline to order for home delivery is Monday, May 13. Note: To guard against continuing delays in the supply chain, we recommend you place your order as early as possible.

Graduates looking at class rings at the Stanford Bookstore grad fair.

Attend the Grad Fair at the Stanford Bookstore

Join us at the Stanford Bookstore Grad Fair on Tuesday, April 16 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m and Wednesday, April 17 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to find everything you need for graduation. Pre-order your rental regalia, order your personalized graduation announcement packages, save up to $500 on your Stanford ring, enter to win prizes and gather important commencement information from representatives from several campus departments and various other organizations.

Custom Regalia Purchase

The Stanford Bookstore is the only authorized and licensed seller of custom Stanford regalia with school crests and colors reflecting areas of study for graduates and faculty to purchase. Ordering information and additional details will be added soon.

Image of class rings, diploma frame and graduation announcements together on a white background

Graduation Gifts and Announcements

Check out the Stanford Bookstore website to order diploma frames, graduation memorabilia and gifts.