Getting Your Cap & Gown
All graduates who desire to walk the stage to receive their diploma must wear the appropriate commencement attire and are required to wear the regalia for the degree that they will be earning. Any modifications to the required regalia must be approved by the TAMU Commencement Committee. At this time, only University Honors and US military veterans and service members have unique designations. Corps of Cadets and military personnel should read relevant information near the bottom of this page.
Also, discover the history and symbolism of academic regalia.
Traditionally, dress shirts, slacks, skirts, or dresses are worn under the robe with dress shoes. Women should wear sensible shoes for climbing stairs between the area used for line formation and the arena floor.
Official cap and gowns typically become available six weeks before the
ceremonies in Barnes & Noble @ Texas A&M University Bookstore located in the Memorial Student Center. The bookstore may be contacted directly at (979) 458-8751.
Cap and gowns may be ordered online!
Please contact the bookstore directly for any cap and gown concerns.
Each package contains a cap, tassel and gown. Ladies are required to
wear a white collar which is free with the purchase of a gown. Gowns are
available in a wide variety of sizes. A chart is displayed by the gowns
to help you choose the right size for your height and weight. Collars and
extra tassels are also available for purchase separately.
The Commencement Committee at 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.
- Bachelor package: Check with the Barnes & Noble @ Texas A&M University Bookstore for cost and dates of availability.
- Master package: Check with the Barnes & Noble @ Texas A&M University Bookstore for cost and dates of availability.
- Doctoral package: Available for rental or purchase. Inquire at Barnes & Noble @ Texas A&M University Bookstore in the Memorial Student Center for details. Rented must be returned to the bookstore employees at the check-in station opposite Section 114 of the Reed Arena.
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 on May 9th. (Questions regarding the recognition ceremony should be directed to the Honors Programs office at 845-1957 or firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Stoles for honor graduates will also be distributed during line-up before graduation.
These stoles and medallions may be worn by the graduate during and kept after the commencement ceremony.
Corps of Cadets and Military Personnel
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
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.
Other Apparel Accessories
Barnes & Noble @ Texas A&M University Bookstore can also provide quantities of other graduation apparel accessories. For more information contact:
- Laura Teller
- Barnes & Noble @ Texas A&M University Bookstore
- Phone: (979) 458-8751
- Fax: (979) 847-8788