Students sit wearing their caps and gowns during Ohio University's Commencement ceremony
Cap and Gown Loan Program

Cap and Gown Loan Program

Commencement is the culmination of the hard work and resources students putĀ into their undergraduate or graduate degrees. It is a time to celebrate and honor the graduates as well as recognize the support given by family and friends to reach the day of earning a bachelor's or master's degree. A lack of funds to purchase a cap and gown should never be a barrier to participation in this penultimate experience.

Due to the generosity of Event Services, a select number of caps and gowns will be available for loan to students who face a financial barrier to purchase their own. We invite faculty and staff to share this application with students who would otherwise not participate in this important event because they are unable to purchase regalia.

To access the Cap and Gown Loan Program, students need to complete a short online application.

Note: If a student has already purchased a cap and gown, we are not able to offer refunds.

Apply for the Cap & Gown Loan Program


If you have questions about the Cap and Gown Loan Program or the application process, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at

Interested in Donating Regalia?

All donations of lightly used regalia should be delivered to the Office of the Dean of Students in Baker University Center 345.