Caps and Gowns

Newly graduated students in their caps and gowns

Cap and Gown Pick-Up

Grad Fair at the UNH Bookstore
April 20, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10% of discount on non-cap and gown in-store purchases on April 20th

Orders can be picked up anytime during the bookstores open hours.

Orders and Pricing

Undergraduate and Masters Degree Orders

PhD and Doctoral Regalia Orders


Caps and Gowns (regalia) are required for all faculty and graduates participating in the Honors Convocation and Commencement ceremonies.

Gown styles differ for Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral candidates. Associate degree candidates wear Bachelor gowns. All graduate gowns at UNH are black. Masters candidates have hoods with colors that correspond to academic degree. Doctoral candidates wear a hood specific to UNH. The cap and gown vendor knows what is required and will provide you with the appropriate regalia.

Graduate Students

Graduate students wear a hood with their cap and gown signifying their degree. Check out this video for instructions on how to wear your hood. PhD and Doctoral candidates will be hooded during the commencement ceremony.


Check back for information on where to direct questions regarding cap and gown orders.


UNH Rings and Graduation Announcements

Information about UNH rings or graduation announcements available for purchase.

Cords and Stoles

Stoles are worn to denote academic honors only. Cords are worn to denote University honors, veteran status, and recognized student organizations. The commencement office manages the distribution of university honors cords. Students looking to obtain cords for other designations need to contact the department or organization directly.

If you are part of a recognized student organization interested in obtaining cords for the graduates in your group to wear at Commencement, please contact the Commencement Office at to determine available cord colors and for approval. Once approved, student organizations are responsible for coordinating the purchase and distribution of cords internally. Please note, silver and gray and yellow and gold are considered to be the same as different vendors name their colors differently. Yellow and silver have been used below to denote the unavailable options. Example, Black and Yellow is listed but black and gold is also unavailable.

List of Assigned Cords and Stoles

Students eligible for University Honors Program stoles and Latin Honor cords will receive them as they arrive to line up for the Commencement Ceremony.

Graduating Veterans

Graduating veterans receive a special red, white and royal blue honor cord to be worn with their regalia at Commencement in recognition of their service to our country. Email for more information.