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
  • 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 honor graduates will be distributed at the graduation venue before the ceremony begins. The graduate may keep these stoles after the ceremony.

More information on honors graduates can be found here

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

Undergraduate candidates who desire to wear the cadet uniform for graduation should report to the Office of the Assistant Commandant for Operations & Training in the Stephen Ash Leadership Learning Center (LLC) on the northeast corner of Corps Quadrangle between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm to obtain a letter of authorization to wear, and permission to rent, the uniform. Students renting a cadet uniform must have completed their corps career in good standing, have a regulation haircut, and present proper military appearance to receive a letter. Rented uniforms must be obtained from the Military Property Warehouse no later than the day before graduation and returned by the following Monday.  Candidates will use the TAMU purchasing system, Market Place, to pay the rental fee. A confirmation print-out of the fee payment must be presented at the Warehouse to receive the uniform.
 

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 the Veteran Resource & Support Center at aggievets@tamu.edu or by calling 979-845-3161 for further details.