Cap & Gown Rental Information

Cap & Gown Rental Information

All graduates are required to wear the authorized University of Pittsburgh School of Law academic regalia provided for you by the cap and gown vendor. Rental orders can be made online up until April 3rd. After that date, anyone who needs to still order a cap & gown must come to the information desk in the center of the University Store on Fifth to make arrangements. Late fees will be applied to each order after that date. Each week that you delay in placing your order a $10 late fee is applied. Questions can be sent to Paula Wiley at

The Law School cannot accept any regalia orders.

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Cap & Gown Pickup

You may pick up your cap and gown in the Courtroom at the following times:

  • TBD

If you are unable to pick up your regalia on one of these dates, please arrange for someone to do it for you. All regalia must be picked up by Noon on May 8.

Graduates cannot wear a hood from any institution where you received your Master’s or PhD. It is the tradition of the University of Pittsburgh as well as proper etiquette for graduates to wear only the approved Pitt Law JD hood.

Cap & Gown Return

Graduates are to return their regalia in the hallway adjacent to the auditorium before leaving for the Reception at the Cathedral of Learning.

Shoes and Grooming

There is no formal dress code for Commencement. Most graduates wear business-like attire under their robes. It is recommended that low heels be worn. Regalia should be wrinkle free.