For a student, one of the most important days to remember is graduation day. For graduation day, one of the most important items that you need to have is the graduation cap and gown. Most students rent their graduation cap and gown. Here’s how.
School rentals. The first step is to search your own school or university. Ask at the office of the university or school registrar if they rent out the graduation cap and gown. Some schools will not rent the gowns and caps, but have affiliates or sister companies that specialize in the caps and gowns. You can also ask about these at the office of the university registrar or the office of the students’ affairs director. One of the biggest advantages of using the rental services at school is that the school will be able to provide you with the gown and cap of the exact color and style you need for the course that you are graduating from.
Local rentals. Some schools, however, do not have graduation gowns and caps for rent and require their students to find their own cap and gown rentals. In this case, you should look at local clothing rental shops. Use the yellow pages in the phone book and the classified advertisements in the local papers. Usually, the cap and gown rentals will send out advertisements during graduation period, since the shops know that students will be on the lookout for places where they can rent the proper graduation attire. When using local rental services, make sure that you note down the exact specifications fro the graduation cap and gown, such as the size, the design, and the color. Graduation cap and gown designs signify the school and the course that you have graduated from and should not be mixed up with other designs.
Online rentals. Sometimes, however, the exact graduation cap and gown that you need may not be available at local rentals. In this case, you should try online rentals. One of the benefits of using online rentals is that it is easier to scan the various colors and designs of cap and gowns they have. Usually you will only need to click on the thumbnails in their website to browse their inventory. One of the problems with online rentals, however, is that you will not be able to see the graduation cap and gown in person. To ensure that you end up with a high quality cap and gown, make sure that you read customer reviews about the rental company first.
Purchasing your own cap and gown. In some cases, however, purchasing or having your own graduation gown and cap custom made for you is the best option. If you are a professor, for example, you may need to use the graduation cap and gown for the graduation ceremonies of the other students. It is common for the professors and teachers of a university to celebrate gradation day while wearing their own graduation attire.
With these steps, you should be able to rent the graduation cap and gown you need for graduation. Just be sure to return the rented items a day after use, unless you want to be charged an additional fine.