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Graduation Gown Lending Project

Graduation can be a very exciting moment for many of our students, but for some, the cost of buying a graduation gown is another expense that impedes them from fully experiencing the culminating moment of their academic achievement. The Educational Opportunity Program has created the "Graduation Gown Lending Project" to support first generation and low income UC Berkeley students with free rental of graduation gowns. 

Conceived by EOP Peer Academic Counselors, this project was created to help alleviate some of the hardships of graduation expenses. We appreciate any and all gown or monetary donations. With your help, we can ensure low-income students experience the special graduation day they have worked so hard to earn.

THE APPLICATION TO RENT GOWNS FOR SPRING 2014 IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE HERE.

 

Program Launch

Thanks for your generous donations of caps and gowns! 

Thanks for your generous donations of caps and gowns! 

Thanks in large part to a gift from the University Section Club, the Graduation Gown Lending Project launched in Spring 2013 just in time for year end ceremonies. Alumni and community sponsors also provided support that resulted in over 100 cap and gowns being lent to students. We received more applications than we could accommodate so we still need your support! 

The GGLP has been featured in the UC Berkeley Newscenter and the SF Chronicle.  

To make a gift in support of this project, click here.

If you wish to provide a new or excellent condition cap and gown instead of making a monetary donation, please drop off or ship the item(s) to:

Graduation Gown Lending Project, UC Berkeley Educational Opportunity Program, 119 Cesar Chavez Student Center, Berkeley, CA 94720-4210

Questions? Call 510-642-7224

THE APPLICATION TO RENT GOWNS FOR FALL 2013 IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE HERE.