Cap & Gown Distribution
Faculty Mentors who will be attending the SIGS Hooding Ceremony and hooding a doctoral candidate will not go to cap & gown distribution. Your apparel will be picked up by Graduate School staff and delivered to the robing area in the Practice Court at the KFC Yum! Center for the Hooding Ceremony on Friday, May 9th.
AuD-EdD-PhD students do not go to the Red Barn. Your rental apparel will be picked up by the Graduate School staff and delivered to the robing area in the Practice Court at the KFC Yum! Center.
Student (bachelor and master) and Belknap Faculty distribution is conducted in the Red Barn on Belknap Campus as follows:
Thursday, May 8 noon- 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 9 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Apparel will not be available after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9 when the Red Barn closes.
Health Sciences Faculty distribution is conducted in the Abell Administration Center, room 110 on Health Sciences Campus as follows:
Tuesday, May 6 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Bachelor and Master students wear the UofL custom purchased classkeeper apparel which does not need to be returned.
All Faculty and student AuD-EdD-JD-PhD wear rental apparel which must be returned immediately following the ceremony. Signs will be posted at your ceremony location where you may return your apparel.
The Red Barn on the Belknap Campus is located between the University Club and the Student Activities Center (the large building with the clock tower). If driving, park in the Floyd Street Parking Garage, or any lot for which you have a permit. From the garage, take the pedway across the railroad tracks; go north on Brook Street to the Red Barn.
Before you leave the Red Barn, please check your apparel package to confirm that all items are included, cap, gown, and tassel (hood if appropriate). The Herff-Jones representative will be present during distribution if you need exchanges or special assistance.
IMPORTANT FOR BACHELOR/MASTER STUDENTS: All bachelor and master student classkeeper apparel must be picked up during the distribution dates/times. The vendor will not issue a credit, refund, or replacement for apparel not picked up, nor will the university assume any responsibility for uncollected apparel. If you are unable to pick up your apparel before the Red Barn closes, please ask a friend or family member to do so. If you live outside of Kentucky and can not attend distribution, please send an e-mail to Commencement Staff
If you order apparel and find that you are not graduating or cannot participate, please email Commencement Staff or call 852-6528 before the March 31st deadline and we'll cancel your order and a credit will be issued. Once orders are in production, a credit cannot be issued.
Commencement ceremony information will be posted and updated periodically on this web site.