Cap and Gown Information
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Candidates
For both bachelor’s and master’s graduates, the regalia packages are comprised of a cap, gown, tassel, and hood. The regalia will be available for purchase through the Collegiate Store located in the Rensselaer Union. The regalia package for bachelor’s is available for purchase for $62 and the package for master’s is available for purchase for $69. To guarantee correct sizing please purchase your package before April 15.
Doctoral Degree Candidates
The doctoral regalia package is specifically designed for Rensselaer doctoral graduates and is composed of a gown, hood, and Beefeater-style cap. The regalia will be available for rent or purchase through the Collegiate Store located in the Rensselaer Union. The doctoral regalia package can be rented for $96 or purchased for $1,011. Due to the custom nature of the doctoral packages, graduates must place their order no later than March 17.
Rensselaer abides by the rules of the Intercollegiate Bureau of Academic Costume; however, members of nationally recognized academic honor societies may display approved insignias on the standard academic regalia.
All insignias must be pre-approved for display by Linda Schadler, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education. Request letters for approval of insignia should include the name, address, and telephone number of the national honor society; a description of the insignia including its size; and where it will be worn on the standard Rensselaer academic regalia.