Cap and Gown

You may pick up your cap and gown (and hood if Master's or Doctoral candidate) at the Barnes and Noble bookstore located in the Popp Martin Student Union beginning with the first day of the Commencement Fair on Wednesday, April 1. The deadline to pick up your cap and gown is Monday, April 27.  After the April 27 deadline, sizes are not guaranteed. For a nominal fee, the campus Bookstore will ship your cap and gown to you. Please contact the Bookstore by email at or call 704-687-7050 for assistance between April 6 and April 27.

Please bring your UNC Charlotte student ID card when picking up your cap and gown.  If you do not have a student ID, please bring a government-issued photo ID and know your 800#. 

For undergraduates, if your cumulative grade point average has earned you Graduation with Distinction (Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, Cum Laude) you may purchase the appropriate honor cord at the bookstore. Please note: Final determination of graduation with honors is made upon completion of the student's final term.  Therefore, the honor may change based on the final semester grades.

Regalia for doctoral candidates will be distributed at the Popp Martin Student Union Barnes & Noble Bookstore at no cost to the graduate; you do not need to rent regalia. You may pick up your regalia beginning April 1 at the Commencement Fair. The deadline to pick up your regalia is Monday, April 27.  Some doctoral candidates who will need regalia on a regular basis in their professional career may opt to purchase custom gowns, hoods, and tams. If so, please contact Linda Burke at 704-687-7072 or via email at

For additional information, please refer to Commencement's FAQs, Auxiliary Services' Cap and Gown FAQsWatch this video to see how to adjust your Master's regalia.