Commencement Orders

Commencement Announcements

Official Yale Commencement announcements can be ordered directly from the university.  Cards are printed on cream stock with Yale blue lettering, a sample of the announcement can be viewed here. Please expect 10 business days for delivery. Contact Yale Printing and Publishing Services directly for questions via email or by calling 203-432-6560. Order your announcements today!

Cap & Gown General Information

The Cap & Gown Agency provides academic apparel for those who plan to participate in Commencement exercises. Custom Yale regalia is available by special order. Keepsake caps and gowns are made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.  “Greenweaver” technology, which debuted more than five years ago, was developed by Oak Hall Industries of Salem, Virginia. Caps, gowns, and hoods will be yours to keep and need not be returned at the end of the day. Cap and gown orders will be taken between now and April 12.

Purchase of Yale Custom Regalia

All keepsake robes are black, and all gowns and hoods are intended for relatively limited use. Degree candidates who wish to purchase custom Yale regalia (i.e. “Yale blue” doctoral or master’s gown, faille hood, doctoral tam or cap) may order directly from the Custom Department of Oak Hall Industries, 800-223-0429. Download order forms. Please note that “Yale blue” gowns are not available through the student Cap & Gown Agency.

Commencement DVD

The official university DVD highlights the university’s Commencement events (with a focus on Yale College) and can be ordered directly from Collegiate Video.

Flowers for Graduates

Looking to give your graduate something special? Flowers will be available for purchase from Commencement Flowers on the day of Yale’s Commencement exercises, Monday, May 20. More information will be provided in the spring.

Senior Photos & Yearbook Information

For information regarding senior photos and the yearbook please contant Yale Banner.

Gifts from the Yale Collection

Introducing the Yale Collection, an assortment of great gifts for home and office now available through Yale. The Yale Collection features unique items inspired by famous landmarks and images of the University that are sure to please alumni, students and friends of Yale.