CAPGOWN was started by a Stanford Ph.D. who believes everyone should be able to celebrate their accomplishments in high-quality, well-made doctoral regalia.

Premium Quality

Our products are tailored with super-premium fabrics – plush velvet, breathable crêpe, and luxurious satin – that will last throughout your career.


Our direct-to-consumer model allows us to offer the best prices without sacrificing quality. With our regalia, you can save up to $600 compared to the university bookstore!

Customer service

Hundreds of positive five-star reviews say it all! We offer quick and friendly service with free shipping both ways. If you are not happy with your order, contact us and we will assist you right away.

We make it easy to wear your school colors

With either option, you will walk across that stage proud, smiling ear to ear!


This is the best option if you're going into academia or want to own your regalia

Save up to 60% compared to the bookstore!

Well-made, premium regalia that is worthy of your achievement.

Don't wait four to eight weeks! We have your regalia in stock and will fulfill your order within one day.

Save up to $45 per set when you order with ten or more colleagues.

Free returns if you're not happy!


Wear your University regalia without spending a fortune

Starting at only $125!

The regalia we rent is of the same premium quality and appropriate school colors.

Arrives at your door at least seven days prior to ceremony.

Option to purchase any part or entire regalia set at a discounted price.

Return with ease with the free shipping label within seven days of your ceremony.


Free Shipping

Free Exchanges

Looking truly regal at the ceremony!

What do the doctors say?

Hundreds of happy grads and faculty members have said it all!

"The regalia is beautiful, and customer service is outstanding."

Lynn H, Ph.D. | UC Berkeley

"Excellent service, packaging, quality, and delivery!"

Kim S., Ph.D. | Stanford

"I could not be happier with the quality of the CapGown regalia."

Elizabeth G, Ph.D. | MIT

"Great quality and in much better shape than other rentals I’ve seen."

Eileen M., Ph.D. | Harvard

"I felt confident and special wearing this regalia for my two graduation ceremonies."

Halie W., Ph.D. | University of Michigan

"Very high quality and exceeded my expectations!"

Bee K., Ph.D. | University of Minnesota

"Incredible service, incredible quality!"

Colin W., Ph.D., | UCLA

"Better than what the school offered!"

Rottem S., Ph.D., | UC Irvine

"Great customer service! Very efficient product and services."

Lois H., Ph.D. | UCSB

"Great product, great customer service!"

Amena C., Ph.D. | UCSC

"Thank you for such a great experience!"

Kevin W., Ph.D. | UC Berkeley

"Best regalia option out there!"

Ryan K., Ph.D. | UCLA


The Class of 2020 can wear their Universities doctoral tam or graduation cap with our filters on social media!


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