CAP & GOWNS for Spring 2024 Graduation!

Caps and Gowns 2024
Commencement: Sunday, May 26, 2024

There are 3 ways to obtain commencement regalia:

1. The preferred method: Purchasing (via credit card) a cap and gown from the following Oak Hall website:

The website will go live Monday, January 29, 2024.

Pre-ordering your cap and gown allows you to avoid long lines at the bookstore.

Students will either choose a Bachelor’s Package, Master’s Package, or Doctorate’s Package. The website will guide you to the correct gown size by asking height and weight questions.

All Bachelor Regalia will be shipped to the Wesleyan R J Julia Bookstore and will be available for pick up starting Monday, May 13. Students will have until Wednesday, March 27, to purchase their caps and gowns online.

Masters and PHD candidates will either elect to pick up their package at the Wesleyan R J Julia Bookstore or have it sent to their home address.
Masters and PHD candidates who wish to have their regalia shipped to the Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore must order online by Wednesday, March 27. Masters and PHD regalia will be available for pick up at the Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Masters and PHD candidates who wish to have their caps and gowns shipped to a home address will have until Friday, April 26, to order online.

Please note: There is a $15.95 shipping and handling fee for domestic ship to residence orders.

2. Renting a cap and gown
-Students may rent a gown on our website here, starting Monday January 29, 2024.

How to rent:
-Add size/degree to cart.
-Select “pick up at Campus Store” and use credit/debit to check out (your card will NOT be charged at this time).
-Pick up rental starting May 13th at the Campus Store.
-Return rental after the commencement ceremony by 3:00 PM on Sunday May 26, 2024. Graduates who do not return their rentals within this deadline will be charged $20 ($30 for master’s).

Rentals do not come with a tassel. 2024 tassels may be purchased for $8 at the time of pick up.

Rental sizes are limited. When they run out, students should pre-order through Oak Hall’s website during the pre-order period or purchase directly at RJ Julia in May. Full priced red bachelor’s regalia starts at $40 ($60 for Master’s).

3. Purchasing a cap and gown at the Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore.

If you miss the Oak Hall pre-order deadline and the rentals are all booked, you may purchase regalia at the bookstore in person starting May 13.

Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore: 413 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457. (860) 685-3939.
Hours: Sunday through Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Wesleyan RJ Julia Campus Store: 45 Wyllys Ave., Room 100, Middletown, CT 06457. (860) 685-4400
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00-5:00 Saturday-Sunday 11:00 – 3:00 (hours will be extended for R&C weekend)

Paula Page
Wesleyan RJ Julia
Licensed Buyer