Cap & Gown Rental
The University of Florida Bookstores is your official location to rent your cap & gown for participating in UF's commencement ceremonies. If you are registered to graduate with UF for the current term, currently Spring 2014, you can log into Gator 1 Central and order your cap & gown online.
Requirements & Instructions
To be eligible to rent a cap & gown for participating in UF's commencement ceremonies, you must be registered to graduate for the current term. If you have registered, when you log into Gator 1 Central you will be informed that you are eligible to rent a cap & gown. If you did not register to graduate for the current term, but should have, you will need to read and complete a late degree application.
You will be required to provide height and weight information to make sure that you receive the appropriate gown. You will also have an option to enter a phonetic spelling of your name to assist the commencement presenters with pronunciation. All Masters and Doctoral candidates are required to have a hood for the ceremony. You have the option of renting a hood which will need to be returned with the gown or purchasing a hood that will be yours to keep.
The deadline to order a cap & gown for the Spring 2014 term is Friday, February 28, 2014. After that date, any cap & gown rentals will be subject to a late fee of $10.00.
Cap & Gown Refunds
If you order your Cap & Gown but then find you will not be able to participate in the ceremony, the last day you can request a refund of your rental fee is Friday, April 18, 2014. Once a cap & gown has been picked up, you cannot receive a refund.
Cap & Gown Pick Up
Caps & gowns for the Spring 2014 term will be available for pickup beginning Monday, April 21, 2014. To pick up your cap & gown rental, you will need to bring your Gator 1 Card or other photo ID. Someone else can pick up your cap & gown for you, but they must have your Gator 1 Card or photo ID to do so.
Cap & Gown Return
Caps & gowns for the Spring 2014 term are due to be returned no later than Monday, May 5, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. After this date, cap & gown returns are subject to a late fee of $5.00 each day it is late, with a maximum late fee of $25.00.
If you have any questions concerning ordering a cap & gown, please contact the UF Bookstore at (352) 392-0194.