Caps & Gowns

Ordering Caps and Gowns

Deadline May 15

Rental arrangements for caps and gowns must be made online by May 15, 2015, at the Herff Jones site. Cap and gown rental fees are $54.28 for undergraduates, $66.63 for advanced degrees, and $85.06 for doctoral degrees.

Candidates who do not order by May 15, 2015 may make a direct rental based on availability at the time of distribution and will be charged a $20 late fee. Both rental fee and late fee are payable in cash only; checks and credit cards will not be accepted.

For direct rentals contact: Helen LeDonne and Sandy Burke at:

To order your cap and gown, follow the prompts on the Herff Jones website.

Be sure to select the appropriate school of enrollment and degree. Graduate School and School of Professional Studies candidates must select the correct degree to receive the appropriate color of tassel and hood. Within all other schools there is no distinction among a school’s degrees regarding tas­sel or hood color, and in some cases degrees may be identified only as bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral. Candidates receiving degrees from two schools must select one degree and may arrange for a second tassel or hood at the time of cap and gown distribution.  

Distribution and Return of Caps and Gowns

Caps and gowns are distributed in Norris University Center’s Louis Room as follows:

Undergraduate Candidates
Tuesday, June 16, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Advanced Degree Candidates
Wednesday, June 17, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Locations and times for cap and gown return are listed on the information sheet provided at cap and gown distribution. All degree candidates may retain their cap and tassel. Bachelor’s degree candidates may also retain their souvenir stole. Distribution of diplomas may be dependent on return of rental gowns and hoods.