Cap & Gown, Academic Regalia

To participate in in-person Commencement, Grad Hooding, and School-based Celebrations all graduates must wear appropriate academic regalia.

Members of religious orders or commissioned U.S. military officers may wear their customary habit or dress uniform. 

Regalia gowns may not be altered or decorated.

Caps & gowns must be pre-purchased.  They are not available for purchase at Angel Stadium or the Bren Events Center.

Cap & Gown, Tassels

Caps can be decorated but must not block the view of any audience members behind the graduate.

Cap and Gown Sales begin online April 18.

Purchase your cap and gown and tassel at UCI Alumni Association’s GradExpo. 

GradExpo 
Tuesday, April 26 - Friday, April 29, 2022
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily
Newkirk Alumni Center

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For questions regarding cap and gown, please email [email protected].

Sashes & Stoles

University of California, Irvine graduation sashes and stoles representing UCI organizations or proclaiming a vocational aspiration may be worn with cap and gown. Wearing multiple stoles is permitted.

Recognitions of Achievement and Affiliation

Recognition cords, pins and medals awarded by UCI organizations and academic departments may be worn with cap and gown.