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In centuries-old tradition, faculty and academic staff wear academic regalia as a symbol of their commitment to teaching, research, creative activities and noble service. This attire is symbolic with origins in the Middle Ages. Faculty and staff may wear their own attire, rent or purchase attire through University Books and More or borrow attire from the commencement office.

Rent Attire

Academic attire matching your degree and discipline may be rented through University Books and More by calling (920) 424-2381. Please make rental arrangements at least 4 weeks prior to the ceremony.

Purchase Attire

Custom academic regalia is also available for purchase through our vendor, Jostens. Hoods, tams, and gowns may also be purchased individually.

Please contact University Books and More at (920) 424-2381 to find out more information or to set up an appointment. Custom regalia requires several months lead time for sizing and production.

Borrow Attire

There is no charge to borrow academic attire from the commencement office. However, attire is limited (hood colors may not always match your discipline and robes may not always match your degree).

Regalia is available on a first-come, first-served basis from a stock of attire that has been graciously donated by alumni, retired faculty and staff.

If you would like to reserve academic attire for the Midyear Commencement ceremony, please fill out our faculty/staff regalia request form.

UW Oshkosh Special Events Office  
(920) 424-3300

Culver Family Welcome Center
625 Pearl Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901