Doctoral Cap & Gown | University of Portland

Doctoral Cap & Gown

You have two options for your cap and gown.

Option 1: Rent from the University: $55

You can rent your cap and gown directly from the University. This is convenient for many students, eliminating the need to purchase and store academic regalia long-term if you do not plan to use your cap and gown again. You will rent the cap and gown using the Commencement Checklist that is sent in February.

Option 2: Purchase from Jostens

Alternatively, you may purchase your cap and gown from Jostens. Purchasing your regalia offers the advantage of owning it for future academic and professional occasions. However, it's crucial to note that ordering your cap and gown from Jostens requires planning. The production and delivery process typically takes a couple of months, so placing your order well before the Commencement ceremony is imperative.

You may purchase your gown here. Order VERY early, takes many weeks to ship. 


Cords & Stoles

  • Be a part of the University of Portland tradition by wearing the Stole of Gratitude and presenting it to those who have made a significant difference in your life.
  • The University does not issue honor cords. Latin Honors are displayed in the Commencement program. The only honor cords that a graduate may receive are from an Honors Society or other program on campus. The Commencement team does not have information about these cords.