» Regalia Reuse Program


Chapman student at convocation

The Office of Sustainability and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion created the Regalia Reuse Program to offer a more affordable option for students while decreasing the environmental impact of producing new graduation gowns each year. Reusing gowns would prevent the CO2 emitted from the production of new gowns, as well as reduce emissions from transporting these gowns across the country.

Give Your Gown

For the graduating class of 2019 and beyond, recent graduates have the option to donate their gown for future Chapman graduates to use! Rather than having it sit in your closet before you eventually throw it away (where it will remain in the landfill for hundreds of years), give your gown to us to be reused. Graduation regalia, typically worn for only 90 minutes, actually has an assumed life of 10 years. Donate to any of the locations listed below.

Drop-off Locations:

  • Memorial Hall 212J
  • Beckman Hall 109
  • Beckman Hall 405
  • Facilities Management (625 W. Palm)
  • Alumni House (204 N Olive St)
  • Shipping Address: Facilities Management, Attn: Mackenzie Crigger, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866