Seniors Young UCI Alumni

Cap & Gown FAQ



Wednesday, June 10: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 11: 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Newkirk Alumni Center (#450 on the campus map)

450 Alumni Court, Irvine, CA 92697-1225


Forgot to buy your Cap & Gown?

Don't worry! Before commencement, Last Chance Regalia will be the one and only time you can purchase a cap, gown, tassel, and hood (for masters & doctorate). Can't make it out to Last Chance Regalia? Send a friend! All they need to know is your height, school, degree and contact information. No Cap & Gown packages and individual items (tassel, cap, hood) walk-up sales prior to June 10-11.


Do I have to wear a Cap & Gown during my ceremony?

Yes, appropriate regalia is required for all ceremonies.



What is Last Chance Regalia and Senior Send-Off?

Last Chance Regalia will be the only time cap & gown package can be purchased before Commencement. Senior Send-Off is a chance to celebrate your graduation with free food and refreshments, music, post grad career sessions, beer garden, and more.



What is included in my Cap & Gown package?

For bachelor's students, your package includes a cap, a gown, and official UC Irvine tassel. Master's & doctorate students also will receive a school-specific hood.



Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Cash, check, MasterCard and Visa are all accepted forms of payment. We do not accept Discover or American Express. ID required for all credit transactions.



How much does the Cap & Gown package cost?

Pricing is based on the degree and package levels available: Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate. View package options and pricing here >



Can I order my Cap & Gown package online?

No. Cap and Gown packages can only be purchased in person at Last Chance Regalia & Senior Send-Off, June 10-11. No walk-up sales will be taken prior to June 10.



I missed Grad Expo. When can I purchase my Cap & Gown package?

Last Chance Regalia & Senior Send-off, June 10-11, will be the LAST time you can buy your cap & gown packages. Online ordering will NOT be available. There will be no walk-up sales at the Newkirk Alumni Center prior to June 10.



When will I get my Cap & Gown package?

You will receive your cap & gown package on the spot when you purchase it at Last Chance Regalia & Senior Send-Off. 


I am out of town. What if I can't attend Last Chance Regalia & Senior Send-off ? Can someone else order and pick up my Cap & Gown for me?

Yes. If you cannot order and pick up your Cap & Gown in person at Last Chance Regalia, you may send someone to purchase and pick up your set for you. They will not need to provide written consent from you. All they need is your personal contact information to complete the order form as well as your height for sizing purposes.



Do I return my regalia after my ceremony?

The UCI student regalia program is a purchase, not rental, program for all students except MBA, Law and Medicine doctoral students. All other students will keep their regalia sets after the commencement ceremonies.



I already have a gown and only need my cap/tassel/hood. Where can I purchase these items?

Graduating students will be able to purchase single official UC Irvine tassels ($10), rhinestone "2015" tassels ($10), caps ($10) or hoods ($25) ONLY at Last Chance Regalia, June 10-11. Gowns are not available for individual purchase. No walk-up sales at the Newkirk Alumni Center prior to June 10.



Is there/can I buy an individual school color tassel?

No. All tassels are the official University of California, Irvine tassel to commemorate UCI's 50th anniversary.