Orders Due for Commencement Regalia

Professor Doug Nelson and Vice Provost Mau Stanton at commencement.
Almost time for caps and gowns, like those worn by Professor Doug Nelson and Vice Provost Mau Stanton during College of Biological Sciences commencement. (Karin Higgins/UC Davis photo) 

Distribution Services and the bookstore are taking orders for caps, gowns, tassels and hoods, for use by faculty and administrators in spring commencements.

Distribution Services

Distribution Services has a loan program that provides caps, gowns (M.D., Ph.D., Master and Bachelor), tassels and UC doctoral hoods at no charge, with individual departments usually doing the ordering for their faculty members.

Loaner regalia can be picked up at the Central Storehouse (615 Hopkins Road). Departments can arrange for delivery at a nominal charge.

Orders can be placed online. If you require a hard-copy order form, need to arrange for delivery or have questions, call Albert Miller, 530-752-9309. Orders are due at the Central Storehouse by Friday, April 28, for commencements in May and June. Here’s the commencement schedule.


The bookstore rents non-UC doctoral hoods, and UC hoods for any degree other than a Ph.D. Faculty members and administrators are advised to order through their departments. Orders can be placed online.

For June commencements, order by April 14 at the standard rental fee of $25. Add $30 for rush orders after that date.

To inquire about rentals for May commencements, or for other information about the bookstore’s rental program, email gradsupplies@ucdavis.edu.


Faculty members and administrators are responsible for returning their commencement regalia to either the bookstore or the storehouse. Staff from both places will be available to collect regalia at all commencement sites. Please be sure to include original packaging or a separate label so that your department can be properly credited.

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