Caps, Gowns, Rings, and Announcements


Mason T-Shirt front and back with names of grads appearing on back

Celebrate Your Achievement with a Graduation T-Shirt

Mason partners with Commencement Group, a vendor that sells T-shirts that lists the names of graduates. This semester’s T-shirt will include the names of those who applied by March 22 to graduate in May. If you're unsure if your name appears, you can contact Commencement Group.


Get Your Regalia

Caps and gowns are a traditional part of the graduation experience.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the bookstore will not sponsor a Graduation Fair this year. 

You can order your cap and gown online for delivery to your house, or buy them in the Mason Bookstore on the Fairfax and  Arlington campuses. The bookstore at the Science and Technology Campus is temporarily closed.

Bachelor's and master's sets take one to two weeks to ship, depending on your choice of shipping method and time.

Doctoral regalia takes four to six weeks to ship because it's a custom order. 

You can also order a diploma frame, yard sign, or additional Mason products.

Contact the bookstore if you have questions about regalia or any graduation product.

2021 Cap and Gown Prices (plus tax)  
Bachelor Keeper Outfit  (cap, gown, and tassel) $71.98
Master Keeper Outfit (cap, gown, tassel, and hood) $115.98
Doctoral Outfit (cap, gown, tassel, and hood) $845.00

You can also choose to rent doctoral regalia. Rental cost is $164.98, plus tax and  shipping. You must also pay a $300 deposit, which is refundable.

You must go to the bookstore for measurements whether you rent or buy doctoral regalia.

  • The last day to order if renting is April 30.
  • The last day to order if purchasing is April 1.

Rented regalia will include a prepaid shipping label and must be shipped back to Oak Hall cap and gown by June 14, 2021. Upon receipt of the regalia, Oak Hall will issue a refund for the $300. If not returned by June 14, 2021, you will forfeit the deposit.

Doctoral Regalia Rental Costs  
Basic Rental Fee $164.98 
Refundable Deposit $300
Tax $27.90
Shipping $11
Total Before Deposit Refund $503.88
Total After Deposit Refund $203.88

Master’s Candidates Wear Hoods

Masters Hood Colors  
Arts White
Education  Light Blue
Music  Pink
Public Health Salmon
Business Drab
Social Work Citron
Fine Arts Brown
Nursing Apricot
Engineering Orange
Science Gold
Health/Physical Education Sage Green
Public Administration/Policy Peacock Blue


You can order announcements from vendor Herff Jones online (two-week delivery). Payment will be made to Herff Jones.

College Rings

Mason works with two vendors who sell class rings.

  • Herff Jones: Payment will be made to Herff Jones.
  • Balfour: Payment will be made to Balfour.

Yard Signs

Class of 2021 yard and graduation signs are also available.