Class of 2021: your mortarboard or tam and tassel will be included in your Commencement gift box! Be sure to order your box, which is a gift from NYU. The final gift box ordering deadline is Friday, June 25.  

Ordering Academic Attire

We know that many candidates also wish to have their gowns to complete their academic attire. This year, keepsake gowns will be available for purchase. Master's and doctoral candidates will also have the option to purchase hoods. These gowns and hoods are made of sustainable fabric, woven from 100% post-consumer materials.

You do not have to purchase academic attire at this time; it is optional. This academic attire can be kept and worn at the in-person Commencement ceremony when it is rescheduled. Those who do not purchase gowns at this time will have another opportunity to purchase them in advance of the rescheduled Commencement. 


  • Bachelor's and associate's gown only: $36.00
  • Master's gown and hood: $56.00
  • Doctoral (and LLM) gown and hood: $63.00 (see note below for Doctoral attire)

Shipping Charges

  • Standard domestic: $7.95
  • Standard international: $19.95
  • For late orders (placed between April 7-23), an additional shipping fee of $7.95 will be included for expedited service.

Ordering Periods

  • March 8 through April 6: Ordering period with standard shipping charge for delivery by May 7
    • Steinhardt Students: Order by Monday, March 22 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Expedited shipping will apply to Steinhardt orders placed between Tuesday, March 23 and Monday, March 29.
  • April 7 through April 23: Expedited shipping period with additional fee for delivery by May 10
  • April 24 through June 21: Standard shipping charge; delivery dates will vary (mid-May or later)

If you do not order attire this spring, you will again be offered the opportunity to purchase keepsake academic attire for in-person ceremonies once dates for these ceremonies are determined.

Doctoral Attire

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. Doctoral candidates or graduates who wish to purchase custom-made academic attire can do so on the Herff Jones website. This academic attire will incur standard shipping charges and should arrive approximately 4-6 weeks after it is ordered.