Academic Attire


Graduates and degree candidates who wish to participate in NYU Commencement and NYU Wagner Convocation are required to wear academic attire. Graduates can wear the same cap and gown for both ceremonies.



Academic attire can be rented from Herff Jones, Inc. at Rental orders must be received online by Tuesday, April 12. Rental fees: Master's cap, gown, and hood: $73.00; Doctoral cap, gown, and hood: $83.00. Please Note:  there is a different hood color for the Masters of Urban Planning degree.



Once ordered, graduates may pick up academic attire at the Kimmel Center for University Life (60 Washington Square S, between LaGuardia Pl and Thompson Street). Below is the list of availabel dates and times for pickup.  Please Note: THE LAST DAY TO PICK UP ATTIRE IS MAY 17.

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



Attire may be returned immediately after NYU Wagner Convocation at New York City Center in the bins marked “Attire Return.” If you plan to attend the All-University Commencement on May 18, 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.

After Friday, May 20, if your school ceremony has already passed, you must mail academic attire back to:

Herff Jones
1000 N. Market Street Champaign, IL 61820
ATTN: NYU Returns