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Gowns for Grads

Graduation Regalia Requests

If you are a graduating student experiencing a crisis or unforeseen emergency, the Gowns for Grads program has donated caps and gowns to lend. To qualify, please apply for the Hawk Emergency Fund, during the Gowns for Grads application period.

Gowns For Grads Application Dates

Semester Application Opens Application Closes
Fall October 15 November 20
Spring March 15 April 20

Apply for a Hawk Emergency Fund

Graduation Regalia Donations

Looking for a way to give back? Help your fellow Hawks soar to the finish line by donating to the UHCL Gowns for Grads program!

As you know, graduation is a time for celebration! However, graduation can be expensive for students experiencing a crisis or unforeseen emergency. The UHCL Career Closet offers a Gowns for Grads program that lends donated caps and gowns to current graduates who have applied for the Hawk Emergency Fund. We need your help!

Recent grads and donors may drop off gently used official UHCL gowns, mortarboard caps, graduate hoods and tassels to:

Drop Off

Dean of Students Office, Student Services & Classrooms Building, SSCB 1201



Dean of Students Office - SSCB 1201
c/o Gowns for Grads
2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations can be made through UHCL's Office of University Advancement.

To make a gift online:

  • Go to Give to UHCL
  • Select "UHCL Hawk Emergency Fund" from the "Choose your fund(s)" drop down menu

Monetary donations will be used for dry cleaning and the purchase of additional tassels and mortarboard caps. You can donate towards the purchase of one item or make a larger donation.

Cost of Regalia (Herf Jones):

  • Bachelor set (cap, gown, & tassel): $70
  • Master set (cap, gown, & hood): $115
  • Doctoral set (cap, gown, & hood): $700
  • Tassel: $14.00




Please submit a request to the Dean of Students Office for more information.