Order Cap & Gown through the UF Bookstore

The University of Florida Bookstore (1900 Museum Rd, Gainesville, Fl 32611) is the official location to order your cap & gown for UF’s commencement ceremonies. If you are registered to graduate with UF for the current term,  you can log into Gator 1 Central to order online.

Requirements & Instructions

To order a cap & gown, you must be registered to graduate for the current term. If you did not register to graduate for the current term, but should have, you will need to read and complete a late degree application.

Summer 2019 graduation in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.

You will be required to provide height and weight information to make sure that you receive the appropriate gown.  You will also have an option to enter a phonetic spelling of your name to assist the commencement presenters with pronunciation.

Doctoral candidates are required to have a hood for the ceremony. Doctoral candidates will have the option of either renting a hood, which will need to be returned with the gown, or purchasing a hood.

The deadline to order your cap & gown for the Spring 2020 term is February 28th. All orders placed on February 29th or later will incur a late fee of $10.00. Regalia pick up runs from April 20th through May 3rd.

Cap & Gown Refunds
Once a cap & gown has been picked up, you cannot receive a refund. If you order your cap & gown but then find you will not be able to participate in the ceremony, the last day you can request a refund is April 17th by 5 p.m.
Cap & Gown Pick Up
Caps & gowns for the Spring 2020 term will be available for pickup beginning April 20th – May 3rd in the UF Bookstores located at 1900 Museum Rd, Gainesville FL 32611. To pick up your cap & gown, you will need to bring your Gator 1 Card or other photo ID. Someone else can pick up your cap & gown for you, but they must have your Gator 1 Card or photo ID to do so.

UF Bookstore hours during pick up are as follows:

  • 4/20 – 4/24 Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • 4/25 Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • 4/26 Sunday: 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM
  • 4/27 – 4/29 Monday through Wednesday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • 4/30 – 5/03 Thursday through Sunday: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cap & Gown Return
  • Doctoral Gown and Hood orders: Gowns and hoods are due to be returned no later than Monday May 4th by 5:00 PM. After this date, returns are subject to a late fee of $5.00 each day it is late. Return your rented Doctoral regalia to the UF Bookstore. Your tassel, tam/cap are yours to keep.
  • Bachelor Cap & Gown Orders: All Bachelor Regalia is purchased and yours to keep
  • Masters Cap & Gown Orders: All Masters Regalia is purchased and yours to keep

If you have any questions, contact the UF Bookstore at (352) 392-0194 or email

See additional information about UF’s commencement ceremonies.