Caps & Gowns

  • Grad Studies Graduation

Each student that participates in commencement and convocation during graduation must wear the appropriate cap and gown. Order yours through BYU Alumni. They have specific information about when to order, pick-up, and return your rental. They also have videos with instructions on how to wear hoods, caps, and gowns.

Cap and gown rental prices range from $39.99 to $74.99 and include a tassel that should be worn on the front-left side of your cap. 

Master's and Doctorate Hooding Ceremonies

 Each BYU college celebrates the hooding ceremony at their individual convocation. See the table below to learn about the hooding ceremony procedure:

School Master's Doctorate Hooded by
Education

Wear the hood during
convocation

Carry hood to the
stage, hooded
during convocation

Dissertation chair
and Associate
Dean

Engineering and
Technology

Wear the hood during
convocation

Sits on stand,
hooded during
convocation

College Dean
and Faculty
advisor

Family, Home and
Social Sciences

Wear the hood during
convocation

Carry hood to
the stage, hooded
during convocation

Department chair 
and Committee
chair mentor

Fine Arts and
Communications

Wear the hood during
convocation

N/A  
Humanities

Wear the hood during
convocation

N/A  
Law School

Carry hood to the stage,
hooded during
convocation

Carry hood to
the stage, hooded
during convocation

Two law faculty
members

Life Sciences

Wear the hood during
convocation

Carry hood to
the stage, hooded
during convocation

Dean and major
​advisor

Management

Wear the hood during
convocation

N/A  
Nursing

Carry hood to the stage,
hooded during
convocation

N/A  

Physical and
Mathematical
Sciences

Wear the hood
during convocation

Carry hood to
the stage, hooded
during convocation

Department chair 
and Dissertation
chair

Religious Education

Very individualized,
contact department
for details

N/A