Graduates and degree candidates who wish to participate in Commencement are required to wear academic attire. Academic attire specifically for NYU can be rented from Herff Jones, Inc. beginning Monday, March 14th at www.herffjones.com/college/nyu. Rental orders must be received on-line by Tuesday, April 12th.
(Sales tax included)
Bachelor's and associate's cap and gown: $53.00
Master's cap, gown, and hood: $73.00
Doctoral (and LL.M.) cap, gown, and hood: $83.00
Pick up academic attire at the Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square S, between LaGuardia Pl and Thompson Street.
|Tues, May 10||11:00am - 6:00 pm (on-time orders only)|
|Wed, May 11||11:00 am - 6:00 pm (on-time orders only)|
|Thurs, May 12||10:00 am - 8:00 pm|
|Fri, May 13||11:00 am - 6:00 pm |
|Mon, May 16||10:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Tues, May 17||10:00 am - 4:00 pm|
If your independent school ceremony takes place before Wednesday, May 18th, and you attend the All-University Commencement on May 20th, you must return all academic attire by 2:30 pm following the Commencement ceremony to Herff Jones representatives at Gate 8, where you entered Yankee Stadium. Herff Jones, Inc. will hold the renter financially responsible for unreturned items.
If your independent school ceremony is on Wednesday afternoon, May 18th, or between May 18th and May 20th, hold on to your rented academic attire for your school ceremony. Herff Jones, Inc. will have collections bins available on-site after your ceremony.
If you rented academic attire for your individual school ceremony only (for ceremonies up until May 20th) and do not plan to attend the All-University Commencement on Wednesday, May 18th, return the attire to the Kimmel Center (same as pick-up location) in the Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Sq. South, from Monday, May 16th, through Friday, May 20th, between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.
After Friday, May 20th, if your school ceremony has already passed, you must mail academic attire back to:
1000 N. Market Street
Champaign, IL 61820
ATTN: NYU Returns
Herff Jones, Inc. will hold the renter financially responsible for unreturned items.
Academic attire rental information will be mailed to full-time faculty in mid-March as a part of the All-University Commencement invitation. Please completely fill out the order card and mail your order in the envelope provided to Herff Jones, Inc. by Tuesday, April 12th.
If you miss the April 14th deadline, you must place and pick up a late order beginning Thursday, May 12th, during regular distribution hours. Go to the Kimmel Center, on the fourth floor of Kimmel when a representative of Herff Jones, Inc. will be available to take and fill your late order in one transaction. All late orders must be paid by certified check, money order, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) or cash. The latter will speed up your transaction.
Please understand that the rental firm might have to make substitutions to fill late orders.
No academic attire will be distributed at the Kimmel Center after 4:00pm on Tuesday, May 17th.
If the degree candidate lives out of state or cannot pick up academic attire at the times allotted, a third party may pick up the academic attire provided the following documentation is submitted:
NOTE: If someone else is also picking up your All-University Commencement tickets, make two copies of these documents. One set will be collected as proof of third party ticket pick-up and will not be returned to you.
Refunds will be made to those students who cancel their orders in writing to Herff Jones, Inc., via certified mail and postmarked by Monday, April 25th. No refund will be made in the event of rain. No refund will be made once academic attire has been picked up from the distribution center.
Any inquiries should be directed to the management of the rental firm, which is responsible for the operation of this service.
Herff Jones, Inc.
94 Gardiners Avenue
Levittown, NY 11756