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. beginning Monday, March 13. Rental orders must be received online by Tuesday, April 11Please Note: The Master of Public Administration and the Master of Urban Planning degree recipients wear different hood colors.

Attire Rental Fees (Sales tax included)

Master's cap, gown, and hood


Doctoral cap, gown, and hood


Rent Your Academic Attire


Once ordered, 2017 graduates may pick up academic attire at the Kimmel Center for University Life (60 Washington Square S, between LaGuardia Pl and Thompson Street). Please Note: The last day to pick up attire is May 17.

Available dates Available times

Tue, May 9

11:00 am - 6:00 pm (on-time orders only)

Wed, May 10

11:00 am - 6:00 pm (on-time orders only)

Thurs, May 11

11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fri, May 12

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Mon, May 15

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tue, May 16

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 17, you must return all academic attire by 2:30 pm following the Commencement ceremony to Herff Jones representatives at Gate 2, where you entered Yankee Stadium. Herff Jones, Inc. will hold the renter financially responsible for unreturned items.

After Monday, May 22, 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