Payment for all apparel must be made when it is picked up from the Bryan Center (Brown Art Gallery), beginning Monday, April 28, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. until noon on Saturday, May 10. If you are unable to pick up your apparel at the designated time, you may arrange for someone to do so for you but they must have your payment and sizes to be certain the apparel is correct.
Fees for Academic Apparel Rental
|Degree||Cap, Gown, Hood||Gown only||Hood only||Cap only||Tam only|
Doctoral Degree recipients - if you wish to purchase your apparel, please contact Patti Silver in the Duke University Stores at 919.684.0060 or email@example.com.
This year, all bachelor and master degree outfits will be made of 100% recycled plastic. The eco-friendly outfits may be kept or returned after Commencement to be recycled. For every outfit ordered, Oak Hall will make a contribution to a campus environmental group of Duke's choosing.
Doctoral Gown Return
Rented gowns may be returned to the Brown Art Gallery on Sunday, May 11 from 12 - 6 p.m,; Monday - Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. They can also be returned to the Law School and Medical Center immediately following the Commencement Ceremony.
Candidates for degrees wear academic apparel (cap and gown, but not hood) to the Baccalaureate Service. Academic caps are worn during the procession.
Candidates for degrees should dress in academic apparel (cap, gown and hood). Traditionally, women wear academic caps at all times and men remove their caps when seated and replace them for the procession out after the service. Men remove their caps for the National Anthem and the invocation and replace them for the conferring of degrees. The tassel of the cap is worn always on the left front side.
Please note low heels or flats are appropriate for navigating the track and field. Spiked heels will not be allowed on the track.
Hood and Tassel Colors
|Doctor of Philosophy||Dark Blue|
|Master of Science||Yellow|
|Master of Arts||White|
|Master of Arts in Teaching||White|
|Master of Fine Arts||Brown|
|Doctor of Medicine||Green|
|Doctor of Physical Therapy||Teal|
|Master of Health Sciences||Yellow|
|Clinical Research/Clinical Leadership/Clinical Informatics||Yellow|
|Master of Biostatistics||Yellow|
|All Law School||Purple|
|All Fuqua School of Business||Drab|
|All Nicholas School||Russett|
|Bachelor of Arts||White/Black|
|Bachelor of Science||Yellow/Black|