Cap and Gown Distribution
Academic Attire will be available for graduates to pick up in May. Details will be sent in advance to graduates.
Villanova University uses the traditional black cap and gown for its Commencement activities.
There is no fee for academic attire.
Students DO NOT need to order or be measured ahead of time. When you arrive at pickup, you will be given a form to complete which includes all of the necessary information.
Keep Your Cap and Gown
Graduates will keep all academic attire at the conclusion of the ceremonies.
Another Person Will Pick It Up
If you are unable to pick up your cap and gown personally, you may have someone pick them up for you. Please provide that person in advance with written/emailed permission that includes your name, height and degree. They must provide that information during cap and gown distribution in order to receive your academic attire.
What Is The History Behind The Cap and Gown?
History of the Academic Costume and Ceremony provided by the American Council on Education.