Commencement is a formal academic graduation ceremony and it is university policy that all students participating in the ceremony are required to wear academic regalia (black cap and gown). Participating in the ceremony means processing with the graduating class and appearing on the Commencement stage.

Ordering Process

The deadline to order your cap and gown has passed. If you missed the deadline to order your cap and gown, don’t worry! You can still pick up a cap and gown for the Commencement Ceremony. We will have a variety of cap and gown packages available for purchase via credit card on May 2-3, from 10 a.m.—2 p.m. in Jones Hall, Room 104.

Do you need a cap and gown, and can’t afford to purchase it? Puget Sound is offering a limited number of caps and gowns on loan for the Class of 2024. Visit the Cap and Gown Loaner Program to fill out the request form. 


Honor Cords

Please note that honor cords will be distributed to graduates by individual departments, offices, or programs and not through the Office of Marketing & Communications. Keepsake sashes and tassels can be ordered through Oak Hall.