You can order your keepsake cap and gown for Auburn University's Summer commencement festivities at Cap and Gown ordering for Summer Semester will begin on Wednesday, May 15. The following deadlines are in place for the Summer 2024 semester:

Cap and gowns will be available for pickup Monday, July 29 through Saturday, August 3.

  • Order Deadline (for up July 29): July 5, 2024. Any order placed after July 5 must be placed in-store and will incur a $25 late fee and will be subject to limited size availability.
  • Pick-Up: Caps & Gowns orders will be available for pick-up inside the bookstore from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (see dates above)

Caps and gowns are available at the following prices (please note that cap and gown orders are non-refundable):

  • Bachelor Regalia - $59.95 (including tax) – package includes cap, gown, and tassel
  • Masters Regalia - $98.10 (including tax) – package includes cap, gown, tassel, and hood
  • Doctoral Regalia - $185.30 (including tax) – package includes tam, gown, tassel, and hood

All caps and gowns are keepsakes and do not need to be returned following the commencement ceremony.

To see what’s included in your regalia package, visit the Auburn University Bookstore website.

Cap and Gown

A cap and gown are required to participate in the commencement ceremonies. Caps and gowns can be reserved through the Auburn University Bookstore for $59.95 for undergraduate students, $98.10 for master’s students, and $185.30 for doctoral students. Payment is required at the time of order. No refunds are given. Caps and gowns are yours to keep.

Doctoral students might find this how-to video helpful when wearing doctoral hooding.


In addition to the black robe, men should wear dress pants (preferably dark) and dark shoes. No jeans, athletic shoes, or sandals. Women should wear a dress, a top with a skirt, or dark pants (no jeans). Please wear flats or wedges.

Undergraduate students should place their tassel to the right of the mortarboard (cap). You will be instructed to move it to the left side near the end of the ceremony.

Graduate students should wear the tassel on the left side of the cap.

Students might find this how-to video helpful when wearing the tassel and cap.

Honor Cords

The university issues gold honor cords to any undergraduate students who are potentially eligible for Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, or Summa Cum Laude. Issuance of an honor cord does not confirm a final certification of graduate honors on your diploma or transcript. Official honor certification is finalized after the commencement ceremonies once the degree audit is complete. You can read more about graduation honors here.

Graduates who should receive their honor cords can ask for one at the bookstore when they pick up their regalia.

How To Wear Regalia