Caps & Gown Information

Class of 2020 Cap & Gown Rental Information

We know you’ve worked incredibly hard to reach Commencement. You earned your degree and deserve to celebrate with everyone who has helped you on this journey. All of us at IU look forward to officially and publicly recognizing your achievements as soon as the COVID-19 situation permits.

The below information should answer any questions you may have, or lead you to the resources or contacts to answer any unresolved questions. 

  • If you’ve already ordered your cap and gown, or if you are considering doing so, here are some facts to consider: On March 20, 2020, it was announced that Commencement was postponed, not cancelled. (Please note that a rescheduled date has not yet been set.) So, if you have already ordered, and were planning to pick up your cap and gown on campus, we can help. Instead of you coming to campus for pickup, we have arranged with our academic apparel partner, Herff Jones, to ship your cap and gown directly to your home address. Please click on 'Home Delivery Option' to provide your home shipping information.
  • If you have ordered your cap and gown but know that you will not be able to participate in a later Commencement, you may still want your cap and gown for your own photos with family and friends. Your shipment will include a return shipping label which you can use to return the gown after your celebration.
  • You can also change your order so that it does not include a gown, or cancel your entire order, if you choose. Refunds are available up until your previously scheduled Commencement date of May 14.
Change or Cancel Your Order
  • If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown but were planning to do so, online orders will continue through April 15, with no shipping or late fees imposed.
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  • If you have questions about the Commencement ceremony, please email