September 2023 graduates and Fall 2023 (January 2024) candidates: Keepsake academic attire is now available to order for home shipping until Friday, December 15!
Academic attire is required for all candidates and graduates attending Commencement. Gowns and hoods are made of sustainable fabric, woven from 100% recycled materials. Each gown saves 29 post-consumer waste plastic bottles from the landfill. Spring 2024 candidates will be able to purchase their attire when academic attire ordering reopens in mid-March.
A full academic attire set consists of a gown, tassel, cap (mortarboard for bachelor’s and master’s, or a tam for doctoral degrees), and hood (only for master’s and doctoral degrees). Prices include NYS/NYC sales tax.
Bachelor's and associate set: $55.00
Master's set: $79.00
Doctoral (and LLM) set: $89.00
|Ordering Period||Delivery Date||Shipping Cost|
Monday, October 23, 2023 through
Friday, November 17, 2023
By December 15, 2023
Saturday, November 18, 2023
through Friday, December 15, 2023
|By January 19, 2024||
Master’s and doctoral candidates or graduates may prefer to purchase custom-made academic attire. In particular, those entering the profession of academia may prefer the fine quality regalia suitable for wearing regularly in academic ceremonies. Master’s and doctoral candidates or graduates who wish to purchase custom-made academic attire can do so at the Herff Jones academic regalia website.
Master's Candidates or Graduates
Save $50 on custom master's regalia by ordering and using promo code NYUMASTER50 between October 23, 2023 and December 31, 2023.
Doctoral Candidates or Graduates
Save $100 on custom doctoral regalia by ordering and using promo code NYUDR100 between October 23, 2023 and December 31, 2023.
University Honors Scholars
If you reach graduation as a top-ranking Baccalaureate candidate or graduate, you will be named a University Honors Scholar and awarded the NYU Founders Day Award. Recipients of this honor receive a gold tassel to wear during Commencement and a personalized certificate.
Please note that the University does not distribute tassels, cords, or stoles for Latin honors. Some schools might distribute cords for certain internal honors. Please reach out to your school with questions about departmental honors.
Much of the color and meaning of the attire is found in the master’s and doctoral hoods. These are lined with silk in the color(s) of the institution conferring the degree and have a velvet border in the color signifying the degree of learning. See the History, Regalia, and Program page for the list of degrees associated with each color.