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Academic Caps

Academic caps include the mortarboard, velvet tams, and Beefeater.


Velvet tams are ordinarily worn by faculty members with doctoral degrees. These doctoral tams are available in your choice of 4 - or 6 - or 8 sided models.


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The doctoral tam is most often made of black velvet, however you have the option of having them made in PhD blue velvet (to match the velvet of our deluxe PhD gowns), light blue, scarlet, red, or any other color.


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You also have a choice of academic tassel. Most professors with doctorates choose either the two-button jumbo silky doctoral tassel, or the two-button jumbo metallic doctoral tassel. Either of these tassels would be permanently attached to the tam.


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black doctoral tam with gold bullion tassel


Or if you prefer you can receive your doctoraltam with a plain tassel.


The price for a doctoral tam is as follows:


Doctoral Tams
  Black Velvet (standard) PhD Blue Velvet (+$15.00) All other Velvets (+$20.00)
Jumbo two-button Silky doctoral Tassel   $78.50 $93.50 $98.50
Jumbo two-button Bullion doctoral Tassel   $92.00 $107.00 $112.00
Plain Tassel   $64.50 $79.50 $84.50


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"Beefeater" tams (red) are also available. The price is $122.50


When ordering a docotral tam, PhD tam, or Beefeater, please be sure to include your hat size or head measurement, the type of tam you are receiving, color of velvet, and type of tassel.


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Mortarboard and tassels are also available from University Caps and Gowns. One regular one-size-fits-all mortarboard is normally included with purchase of any of our graduation gowns (high school gowns, bachelors degree, master's etc.) or they can be purchased individually.

The cost of individual mortarboards is $12.50 Tassels can be purchased individually for $4.75, or we can supply you with a Cap and Tassel SET for a reduced price of $15.75

When ordering, please specify color of academic cap, and color of tassel.

Deluxe mortarboards with foam crowns (suitable for doctors wanting to wear a mortarboard in place of a velvet tam, but wanting one made of superior quality) can be special ordered for $28.50 each (or $32.50 with tassel). Please include head size when ordering deluxe mortarboards.


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Please note that this website, University Caps and Gowns ( / is part of the cap and gown division of Saxon Uniform Network, Inc., in Pittsburgh, PA, specializing in academic graduation regalia, and is not connected or affiliated with the University Cap & Gown Co., Inc., ( / located in Lawrence, MA


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