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.


Contact Herff Jones with any cap and gown order issues or questions.


Phone: 1-855-221-0812

Pricing, Delivery, and Shipping

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

$14.90 (Domestic)

$32.00 (International)

Saturday, November 18, 2023
through Friday, December 15, 2023
By January 19, 2024

$14.90 (Domestic)

$32.00 (International)

Custom-made Academic Attire

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.

Class Rings

Class rings can be ordered online or at the NYU Bookstore. A display of select rings are available to view in-person at the NYU Bookstore located at 726 Broadway, New York, New York, 10003.

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.

Hood Colors

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.