Distribution Week

Pickup and returns

Pick up your cap and gown December 11–15 at the IU Bookstore in the Indiana Memorial Union. The bookstore’s hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

You must have a photo ID to pick up your apparel. If someone else is picking it up for you, they must have a copy of the receipt you received either in person or via email, and a note from you indicating they have your permission to pick up your cap and gown.

All apparel must be returned by 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, in the Gladstein Fieldhouse, which adjoins Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, the location of the ceremony. Failure to return your apparel may result in a penalty fee.

You may keep your cap, tassel, and Stole of Gratitude.

Rent caps and gowns

Orders for Spring Commencement caps and gowns will open early in the sprin 2018 semester.

Last-minute pickup

Caps and gowns also will be distributed in the robing and lineup area on the day of each ceremony. However, picking up apparel on the day of your ceremony should be a last resort. Time will be short, supplies will be limited, lines could potentially be long, and a late fee will be charged.

Winter Commencement Day

Limited supplies of caps and gowns will be available for rent on Commencement day in Gladstein Fieldhouse, directly east of Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

Rental policy

All rentals of Commencement apparel are final.

Note: Cap and gown orders are available only for the closest upcoming ceremony. Students intending to graduate in the spring may not order apparel in the fall. Any orders placed in the fall will not be carried over to the spring, and refunds will not be given. Likewise, December grads may not order caps and gowns in the spring.

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