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Cap and Gown

Caps and gowns may be ordered online or in person but must be picked up before the day of the Ceremony.

The rental price for caps and gowns are as follows:

  • Bachelor's—$29.00
  • Master's—$31.00
  • Certificates—$32.00
  • Deluxe BC Doctor—$75.00

Students need their Boston College ID or a government issued ID and Eagle ID number. Doctoral candidates will also need their hat size. Bachelor and Master graduates may keep their cap and tassel. Certificate and Doctoral graduates may keep the tassel only.

Note: If you are interested in purchasing your regalia, please contact Tina Plotegher, Director of the Boston College Bookstores, at 617-552-2671 or via e-mail at for pricing information.

Ordering Online
If you order and pay for your regalia online, you will need to come to the Boston College bookstore located in McElroy Commons on the days and times listed below to pick them up, as well as to obtain your rain location tickets. Ordering online will save time and minimize wait times when you arrive at the Bookstore in McElroy Commons. To order online, visit The deadline to order online is Sunday, April 30, 2017. Students ordering doctoral robes may use this link. The deadline to order doctoral robes is also Sunday, April 30, 2017.

Ordering In Person
If you choose to order in person, please visit the bookstore in McElroy Commons during normal business hours. If you choose to pay for your cap and gown using your Eagle Bucks, that will have to be done in person at the bookstore in McElroy Commons.

Picking Up Your Cap and Gown
Cap and Gown Headquarters will be in the lobby/bookstore in McElroy Commons. The Cap and Gown Headquarters will be open on the following days:

  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from 9:00 a.m until 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 9:00 a.m until 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 19, 2017, from 9:00 a.m until 5:00 p.m.

Cap and gown distribution will NOT be available on Saturday and Sunday.

Emergency pick-up is available on Monday, May 22, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the bookstore located in McElroy Commons.

Returning Your Cap and Gown
The rental outfit must be returned no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017. There will be a charge of $35 for outfits returned incomplete or without the appropriate receipt. Representatives of University Cap & Gown will be collecting rented academic regalia at McElroy Commons—Beacon Street Entrance; The Hillside Shop in Maloney Hall; and Cadigan Alumni Center on the Brighton Campus. Any returns after 5:00 p.m. on Commencement Day must be made at the bookstore located in McElroy Commons.

If you have any questions, please contact Bob Stewart, Director of the Boston College Bookstores, at 617-552-2671 or via email