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Finals Weekend

Caps and Gowns

Complimentary Academic Regalia

Complimentary caps and gowns are available for bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree candidates. With a valid photo ID, you can pick up your cap and gown from the UVA Bookstore in Spring 2019. The schedule is provided below.

Fourth-Year Cap & Gown Week: Monday, February 4 - Friday, February 8: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
PhD and Master's Grad FairMonday, March 25 - Friday, March 29: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Finals Week (for bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree candidates): If you are unable to pick up your cap and gown during Fourth-Year Week or the Graduate Grad Fair, you may pick up your regalia at the following times:
  • Wednesday, May 15 - Friday, May 17:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 18:  7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19:  7 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.           

These complimentary "one-way" caps and gowns do not need to be returned after the ceremony; they may be retained as keepsakes.

Doctoral Students Only

Other options available to doctoral students:

  1. Renting a cloth gown (comes with mortarboard) and/or a hood 

  2. Purchasing any/all of the following: gown, hood, tam

Rental Regalia: The UVA Bookstore will begin accepting orders for rental regalia in February 2019.  Rental gowns and hoods will be available for pick up from the UVA Bookstore during the following times:

  • Wednesday, May 15 - Friday, May 17:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 18:  7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19:  7 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Purchased Regalia: Doctoral students will be able to purchase regalia starting in February 2019.  

For questions about rental or purchased regalia, please email Teresa Hammond, Associate Director of the UVA Bookstore. 

Darden, Law, and Medicine Students

Darden, Law, and Medicine (Doctor of Medicine) degree candidates will pick up their caps and gowns at their respective schools. Students will be notified by their respective schools of the dates and times to pick up and return caps and gowns. Should you have questions, please contact the following school representatives: