Academic Attire

Academic attire is mandatory and required to participate in the in-person ceremonies.

If you are registered and plan to attend the in-person ceremonies in July, you must order keepsake academic regalia (cap, gown, and hood) from Herff Jones.

To ensure you receive your attire in time for the start of the in-person ceremonies, you must place your order BEFORE Monday, June 28, 2021 at 11:59 EST. This is the last possible date to place your order. If you do not have attire, you will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony.

*Please note that expedited shipping costs will now be incurred.* 

To place your attire order, please visit Herff Jones. Be sure to order Keepsake attire. For instructions and pricing, please see below.

1. Log onto Herff Jones
2. Click on the Order Now button under Cap and Gown
3. Select one.
          - Queens and Manhattan (Undergraduate)
          - Staten Island (Graduate and Undergraduate)
          - Graduate by School/College 
4. Choose Class of 2021
5. Choose degree type (i.e. Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate); then click Continue
6. Click on Cap and Gown link on the top of the page
7. Click on Graduation Regalia
8. Complete the Package Details section, with name, area of study, height and weight; then click Add to Cart
9. Add additional items to the cart (optional) or proceed to checkout
10. Proceed to checkout and complete the credit card billing information and X number, then click Continue. Home ship is the only option
11. Print the confirmation page for reference

Cost for Academic Attire
(includes student's Cap with black tassel, Gown and Hood)

DegreePrice (does not include shipping costs)
Associate Degree        $37.75 
Bachelor Degree$39.75 
Master Degree$43.35
Doctorate Degree$63.70

When purchasing academic attire, you will receive a commemorative 150th anniversary patch in your attire order. This limited edition patch can be affixed to your gown and is meant to be a keepsake item for our Class of 2021 graduates.

For any questions or concerns about regalia affordability, please contact the Office of University Events at [email protected] BEFORE June 15, 2021. All inquiries will be kept confidential.

All academic attire will be shipped to a home address by the cap and gown supplier, Herff Jones. Below are the shipping deadlines.

Shipping TypePriceDeadline
International Shipping through FedEx International$33.95Tuesday, June 15, 2021 @ 11:59 p.m. EDT
Regular Shipping within 48 Continental US$7.95Tuesday, June 15, 2021 @ 11:59 p.m. EDT
Shipping to HI, AK, & PR through FedEx 2nd day$20.95Tuesday, June 15, 2021 @ 11:59 p.m. EDT
Expedited Shipping within 48 Continental US$23.90Monday, June 28, 2021 @ 11:59 p.m. EDT

For more information regarding honor cords and stoles and how to receive them, please contact the honor society’s administrator or the dean’s office.

If students already ordered academic attire and would like to request a refund, here is the Herff Jones return policy:

  1. Do not open the plastic wrapper the products arrived in. Refunds will only be processed for unused products and unopened products. The student is responsible for return shipping costs. 
  2. Include the order number and reason for return in the package. 
  3. Call customer service at 1-800-837-4235 to notify the Herff Jones team the order will be returned. 
  4. Mail the unused products back to the return address on the package. The package must be returned within 10 days of receiving product. 
  5. Due to the potential high volume of return requests, please understand that refunds could be processed beyond the typical 7-10 business days after receiving product at Herff Jones.

For questions or concerns about your academic attire, please contact our Herff Jones Representative, Brie Tutone, at 631-757-3040 or [email protected].