Caps and Gowns

Newly graduated students in their caps and gowns

Cap and Gown Pick-Up

April 12, 2023 - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Location TBD
May 10, 2022 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Elliott Alumni Center
May 11, 2022 - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Elliott Alumni Center
May 16, 2022 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Elliott Alumni Center
May 17, 2022 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Elliott Alumni Center

Orders and Pricing

Order Now

You must order your cap and gown by April 21, 2023. Those ordering the ship to home  option will not begin shipping until March 1.

Bachelor and Masters students purchase gowns because the negotiated buying price is less than the cost of renting. Pricing listed includes; gown, mortar board, tassel, and for Masters and Doctoral gowns, the appropriate hood.

  • Associate and Bachelor: $17.00
  • Master: $33.40
  • CAGS Outfit: $40.00
  • Souvenir Doctor Outfit: $61.45
  • Authentic UNH Doctoral Regalia (Blue Gown/Black Velvet/Grey Piping & School Crests, Hood & Deluxe Tam): Authentic UNH: $443.00


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.


If you have questions or concerns about your order, or the ordering process, please contact University Cap and Gown, our independent vendor at 978-686-4566, or see them at any of the scheduled on-campus pick-up times.

Note: If you would like to recycle your cap and gown, you may bring it to the Elliott Alumni Center.

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.

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.

Please note, the following cord colors have been previously registered by student organizations and are unavailable:

  • Aquamarine, White, and Gold
  • Aquamarine, White, and Green
  • Aquamarine, White, and Silver
  • Aquamarine and Lilac
  • Aquamarine and Silver
  • Black and Gold
  • Black and Silver
  • Black and White
  • Black and Green
  • Black and Light Blue
  • Black and Maroon
  • Black and Orange
  • Black and Red
  • Black and Teal
  • Black and Royal Blue
  • Black, Green, and White
  • Black, Maroon, and Gold
  • Black, Maroon, and Red
  • Black, Maroon, and White
  • Black, Navy Blue, and Gold
  • Black, Light Blue, and White
  • Black, Royal Blue, and Gold
  • Black, Royal Blue, and Red
  • Black, Royal Blue, and Silver
  • Black, Royal Blue, and White
  • Black, Red, and White
  • Black, Red, and Gold
  • Black, Silver, and Gold
  • Black, Silver, and Maroon
  • Black, Silver, and Red
  • Black, Silver, and Teal
  • Bright Orange
  • Bronze
  • Burnt Orange
  • Cyan and White
  • Dark Green and Gold
  • Dark Green and Salmon
  • Gold
  • Gold and Silver
  • Gold, Bronze, and Silver
  • Green
  • Green and White
  • Green, Kelly Green, and Silver
  • Hot Pink
  • Kelly Green and Gold
  • Kelly Green, Red, and Silver
  • Lavender
  • Light Blue
  • Light Blue and Dark Green
  • Light Blue and Gold
  • Light Blue and Kelly Green
  • Light Blue and Light Pink
  • Light Blue and Purple
  • Light Blue and Red
  • Light Blue and Silver
  • Light Blue and White
  • Light Blue, Gold, and White
  • Light Blue, Light Pink, and White
  • Light Blue, Light Yellow, and White
  • Light Blue, Maroon, and Teal
  • Light Blue, Orange, and Silver
  • Light Blue, Teal, and White
  • Light Blue, White, and Silver
  • Light Yellow and Light Pink
  • Lilac and White
  • Lime Green
  • Maroon
  • Maroon and Gold
  • Maroon and Light Pink
  • Maroon, Red, and Silver
  • Maroon, Teal, and White
  • Maroon, Light Blue, and Teal
  • Maroon, Gold, and White
  • Mint Green
  • Navy Blue
  • Navy Blue and Dark Green
  • Navy Blue and Forest Green
  • Navy Blue and Gold
  • Navy Blue and Kelly Green
  • Navy Blue and Light Blue
  • Navy Blue and Maroon
  • Navy Blue and Pink
  • Navy Blue and Red
  • Navy Blue and Silver
  • Navy Blue, Purple and White
  • Navy Blue, Gold, and Maroon
  • Navy Blue, Gold, and Silver
  • Navy Blue, Gold, and White
  • Navy Blue, Green and Silver
  • Navy Blue, Forest Green, and Gold
  • Navy Blue, Light Blue, and Silver
  • Navy Blue, Light Blue, and White
  • Navy Blue, Maroon, and White
  • Navy Blue, Orange, and Silver
  • Navy Blue, Orange, and White
  • Navy Blue, Silver, and White
  • Navy Blue, Teal, and White
  • Orange and Silver
  • Peach
  • Pink
  • Pink and Gold
  • Purple
  • Purple and Gold
  • Purple and Lilac
  • Purple and Red
  • Purple and Silver
  • Purple and Teal
  • Purple and White
  • Purple, Citron, and White
  • Purple, Kelly Green, and Gold
  • Purple, Silver, and White
  • Rainbow
  • Red
  • Red and Gold
  • Red and Silver
  • Red and White
  • Red, Green, and White
  • Red, Orange, and Gold
  • Red, White, and Gold
  • Royal Blue
  • Royal Blue and Gold
  • Royal Blue and Green
  • Royal Blue and Light Blue
  • Royal Blue and Orange
  • Royal Blue and Red
  • Royal Blue and Silver
  • Royal Blue and White
  • Royal Blue, Gold, and Red
  • Royal Blue, Gold, and Silver
  • Royal Blue, Green, and White
  • Royal Blue, Kelly Green, and Orange
  • Royal Blue, Light Blue, and White
  • Royal Blue, Red, and White
  • Royal Blue, Teal, and Silver
  • Royal Blue, White, and Gold
  • Royal Blue, White, and Silver
  • Salmon
  • Silver
  • Teal
  • Teal and Gold
  • Teal and Pink
  • Teal and Silver
  • Teal and White
  • Teal, Orange, and Gold
  • Teal, Rust, and Forest Green
  • Teal, White, and Gold
  • White
  • White and Gold
  • White and Pink
  • Yellow
  • Double Cord: Black and Silver, Red, and White
  • Double Cord: Green and Royal Blue
  • Double Cord: Light Blue and Gold
  • Double Cord: Pink and Gold
  • Double Cord: Royal Blue, Orange, Silver, and Charcoal Gray

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.