Ordering Regalia

You can order your keepsake cap and gown for Auburn University's spring commencement festivities at gradsupply.com/auburn. Orders for Spring 2021 commencement ceremonies will open on January 15.

  • Early Order Deadline: February 12 (for regalia pickup March 8-12 at the Auburn University Bookstore)

  • Order Deadline: April 9

Any caps and gowns ordered after the early deadline will not be available for pickup until April 26th.

Any caps and gowns ordered after April 9th will incur a $25 late fee.

Caps and gowns are available at the following prices (please note that cap and gown orders are non-refundable):

  • Bachelor Regalia - $59.95 (including tax) – package includes cap, gown, and tassel

  • Masters Regalia - $98.10 (including tax) – package includes cap, gown, tassel, and hood

  • Doctoral Regalia - $109.00 (including tax) – package includes cap, gown, tassel, and hood

All caps and gowns are keepsake and do not need to be returned following the commencement ceremony.

To see what’s included in your regalia package, visit the Auburn University Bookstore website.

Cap and Gown

A cap and gown are required to participate in the commencement ceremonies. Caps and gowns can be reserved through the Auburn University Bookstore at a cost of $59.95 for undergraduate students, $98.10 for master’s students, and $109.00 for doctoral students. Payment is required at the time of order. No refunds are given. Caps and gowns are yours to keep.

Doctoral students might find this how-to video helpful when wearing doctoral hooding.


In addition to the black robe, men should wear dress pants (preferably dark) and dark shoes. No jeans, athletic shoes, or sandals. Women should wear a dress, top with skirt, or dark pants (no jeans). Please wear flats or wedges, graduates will be processing the whole length of Pat Dye field, which is uneven in spots.

Undergraduate students should place their tassel to the right of the mortar board (cap). You will be instructed to move it to the left side near the end of the ceremony.

Graduate students should wear the tassel on the left side of the mortar board (cap).

Students might find this how-to video helpful when wearing the tassel and mortar board.

Honor Cords

The university issues gold honor cords to any undergraduate students who are potentially eligible for Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, or Summa Cum Laude. Issuance of an honor cord does not confirm a final certification of graduate honors on your diploma or transcript. Official honor certification is finalized after the commencement ceremonies once the degree audit is complete. You can read more about graduation honors here.

Distribution of honor cords for Spring 2021 graduates will be determined at a later date.

Last updated: February 26, 2021