A guide for family, friends, and students

Commencement Orders

Cap & Gown

The Cap & Gown Agency provides academic apparel for those who plan to participate in Commencement exercises. 

Click here for more information, including ordering instructions. 


Announcement Cards

The official graduation announcement of Yale University features the University shield engraved in blue on an off-white card. The inside text is printed in black, and the announcement is available either personalized with the student’s name and degree or degrees expected or non-personalized. Announcement orders will be taken from this webpage soon. 

Commencement Video

Collegiate Video’s Commencement programs have been an institution with Yale graduates for over 20 years.  Revisit highlights of Commencement weekend, including the eloquence of Baccalaureate, the festive atmosphere of Class Day, and the celebratory occasion of Commencement. The professionally recorded and edited video is approximately 120 minutes long and includes an abundance of student cutaways plus the entire graduating class in cap and gown passing through Phelps Gate on Commencement day. The primary focus of the video is Yale College students, though graduate and professional school students may also enjoy the collection of images.

Families can choose between DVD, Blu-ray disc, or, for the first time, USB Flash Drive, which contains a high definition file for archiving to personal computers or uploading to cloud accounts. The cost of any format is $70 plus $7 shipping and handling.  Visit the Collegiate Video website to learn more or call them at (802) 365-4414 for more information.