Commencement Orders

Commencement Announcements

Official Yale Commencement announcements can be ordered directly from the university here.  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. Customer support is available at  or 203-432-6560.

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. Ordering information can be found on the cap and gown page.

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 here.

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 21. You may also preorder your arrangement by visiting the Commencement Flower website.  

Flower arrangements can be picked up or purchased on the day of Commencement at any of the locations around Old Campus listed below, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 21:

  • on Old Campus outside Bingham Hall (enter through Welch Gate on College Street)
  • outside Berkley College facing Elm Street near Rose Walkway 
  • on the grass right outside Grace Hopper Head of College front door facing College Street

Senior Photos & Yearbook Information

For information regarding senior photos and the yearbook please visit the Yale Banner website