Current Students

Information for graduating students

April 04, 2019

Dear Student,

If you have not already ordered your cap and gown, you can do so through April 12 (with a $10 late fee). Orders will not be taken after April 12.
A limited number of black gowns and Yale hoods will be available during distribution hours at Payne Whitney Gymnasium on a first-come first-served basis for students who miss the April 12 deadline. A $5.00 shipping charge, in addition to a $10.00 late fee, will be added to the cost of regalia, and only cash will be accepted. Degree specific hoods and gowns, however, can only be guaranteed with orders received by April 12.

March 25, 2019

Dear student,

I am writing to remind you that your cap and gown order should be received or postmarked by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 1. After April 1, you will incur a $10 late fee. No orders will be processed after April 12. You can find detailed information about cap and gown orders and pick up here.
Orders may be placed online by students at the Student Financial and Administrative Services website using a credit card or student account. Orders may also be mailed to Yale Cap and Gown Agency. If using a credit card or charging to your student account, you may also scan and e-mail your form.
All graduating students are encouraged to visit Student Information System (SIS) to confirm their diploma name and degree. April 5 is the deadline to submit a diploma name change form to the Registrar. The form can be found on the Student Financial and Administrative Services website
You and your family can find helpful and up to date information regarding Commencement on the Commencement website.
Heather Samson Calabrese
Director of Communications and University Events
Office of the Secretary and Vice President for Student Life
Yale University

March 4, 2019

Dear Student,

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to participate in Yale University’s 318th Commencement, which will be held outdoors on Old Campus on Monday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m.

A schedule of events can be found on the Commencement website at, along with instructions for ordering academic regalia and other information that will be useful to you as you prepare for Commencement. Your school may share additional school specific information with you.

During the ceremony on Old Campus, President Salovey will confer all degrees and present symbolic diplomas to student marshals from each school. Immediately following the Old Campus ceremony, or later in the afternoon, depending on your school’s schedule, Commencement marshals will lead you back to your school, or to a place designated by your dean, to receive your diploma. No tickets are required for Commencement, but with more than 18,000 people filling Old Campus, guests are advised to arrive early.

Commencement 2019 promises to be spirited and memorable. I look forward to sharing it with you and your family and to celebrating your considerable accomplishment.


Kimberly M. Goff-Crews
Secretary and Vice President for Student Life

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  • The Yale Daily News print edition lists many upcoming events on campus and in undergraduate colleges that are open to all students. The online edition will also have posts about upcoming events, but the print edition is more comprehensive.
  • The Yale Calendar of Events includes listings from many departments and colleges on campus. You can sort the events by format like “classes, demonstrations & workshops” or “film & media screenings”; by the department that is hosting the event; by category; and even by audience. This central calendar is the best way to browse events happening all over campus.
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