Regalia: Cap & Gown


All graduates who walk the stage to receive their diploma must wear the appropriate commencement attire and are required to wear the TAMU regalia for the degree they will be awarded. At this time, only University Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, and US military veterans and service members have recognized unique designations. Corps of Cadets and military personnel should refer to relevant information near the bottom of this page.

Caps and gowns may be ordered online and are distributed by the following retailers:

  • Barnes & Noble @ Texas A&M University, (979) 458-8751
  • College Depot, (979) 696-1256
  • Texas Aggieland Bookstore, (979) 846-4518.
Note: Starting Spring 2014 Texas A&M will begin using a custom Texas A&M gown for undergraduate and master degree candidates in place of the black design used previously. Texas A&M has authorized doctoral candidates to wear the custom maroon A&M robe during the commencement ceremonies. The custom Texas A&M robe is maroon with black velvet/velveteen chevrons and black velvet/velveteen front panels. The mortarboard or tam is also black. The doctoral hood is black fabric trimmed with velvet (associated with your doctoral degree) and the maroon and white satin on the inside.
 
Cap and gown for Baccalaureate Degree Candidates
Cap and gown for Master's Degree Candidates
Cap and gown for Doctoral Degree Candidates
 
Stoles for Foundation Honors and University Honors graduates and medallions for Honors Fellows and Undergraduate Research Scholars will be distributed at the Honors and Undergraduate Research Recognition Ceremony. Questions regarding the recognition ceremony should be directed to the Honors Programs office at 845-1957 or honors@tamu.edu.

Stoles for honor graduates will also be distributed during line-up before graduation.

These stoles and medallions are approved to be worn by the graduate during and kept after the commencement ceremony.

Current Corps of Cadets Members

Members of the Corps of Cadets who are Bachelor's Degree candidates may wear the Class "A" cadet uniform (senior boots optional) in lieu of academic regalia.

Former Corps of Cadets Members

Former members of the Corps of Cadets who desire to wear a cadet uniform in lieu of academic regalia for graduation ceremonies should report to the Office of the Commandant.  A letter of authorization is necessary for permission to wear a cadet uniform during commencement ceremonies. Rented uniforms will be obtained from the Military Property Warehouse no later than the day before the first commencement ceremony and must be returned by the following Monday.

U.S. Military Personnel

U.S. military personnel who are candidates for doctoral degrees must wear the appropriate academic regalia. Those who are candidates for other degrees may wear the appropriate uniform.



U.S. Veteran and Military Service Member Cords

All active duty, National Guard, Reserves, and U.S. veterans degree candidates, who have served honorably, are eligible to receive and wear the red, white, and blue cords with academic regalia during commencement ceremonies. These cords signify the appreciation Texas A&M University feels toward our military/veteran students for their sacrifice. An Aggie Military/Veteran Reception will be held for military/veteran degree candidates and their guests. The reception will be held and these cords will be provided to eligible degree candidates. Military/veteran degree candidates may contact Debbie Pack at debbiep@tamu.edu or by calling 979-845-3161 for further details.