Caps and Gowns

Caps and gowns for graduating seniors will be available for purchase at the Brandeis bookstore starting on Monday, April 16, 2018. Caps and gowns are black with a royal blue and white hood. The cost for the complete outfit is $62.67.

If you need assistance with this purchase, please email Student Activities at We ask for all requests by May 3. 

The cap and gown is made completely from recycled material. After Commencement, graduates are encouraged to complete the "green cycle" and bring their gowns to locations in the Shapiro Campus Center and senior housing for recycling.

Seniors who will not be on campus prior to Commencement weekend should contact the bookstore on or after April 16 at 781-736-4272. Caps and gowns can be prepaid for and picked up during Commencement weekend.

The Brandeis bookstore is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Commencement weekend, the bookstore will be open for extended hours:

  • Friday, May 11: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 12: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 13: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.