About the Program

The Cap & Gown program supports students interested in graduation activities but the cost of regalia presents a barrier to their participation. This program is administered on a first-come-first-served basis, provided that the requested gown size and hood color are available. The application portal will open on September 20th for Fall Commencement and February 20th for Spring Commencement.



Enrolled graduate students may request commencement regalia from the GPSA at any time of the year. For peak times (October/November and March/April), the student must complete the application request form before their order can be fulfilled. Students will be notified if their request can be fulfilled by October 20th for Fall Commencement/March 20th for Spring Commencement.

The GPSA will notify the student if all items are available and when their order is ready for pick up. Pick-up is typically the week before commencement. Commencement regalia will be picked up at the Graduate Student Commons (LLB 2141) on the second floor of Lied Library. The student will need to confirm their order's accuracy upon pick up. Please note, we will provide the closest requested gown size available.

Purchase UNLV Commencement Regalia

UNLV Bookstore

Students may purchase their academic regalia outright through the UNLV Bookstore. The Bookstore requires orders to be placed at least 8 weeks in advance for custom robes.

Herff Jones

UNLV is contracted with Herff Jones for our regalia. To order online and ship to home please visit the Herff Jones online order webpage.


Graduation regalia will be provided to students by the GPSA for a flat deposit of $40 (CASH or REBELCASH ONLY), due upon pick up of the materials. Upon return of the regalia, $20 will be returned to the student (this cost covers dry cleaning and operational expenses of the Cap & Gown Program). Regalia must be returned no later than two weeks from the pick-up date.