Academic Ceremonies

Caps and Gowns

Caps and gowns are to be worn by all candidates attending the Commencement Ceremony.

  • Purchase your apparel online through Herff Jones beginning February 1.  The price of the apparel goes up as we get closer to ceremony day.
  • A limited number of gowns will be available in the Bookstore April 28 through May 2.  They cannot guarantee they will have appropriate degree level gowns in all sizes.
  • The cost of the apparel is payable at the time of order.
  • Extra-large sizes must be special ordered. See details.  Don't wait until the last minute on these gowns.
  • All fees are non-refundable.

Can I wear a friend's gown from a previous year?

  • Recycled gowns may be worn if they match this year's style and color. Gowns must be checked in the bookstore or in the Academic Ceremonies office, 157 Kettler Hall.  Complete the Commencement Participation RSVP on line so we know you plan to attend.

Cap and gown details and pricing:

Bookstore hours:

  • Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Spring break week (March 10-16) the bookstore is open Monday through Thursday until 5 p.m., Friday until 3 p.m., and closed on Saturday.

Extra large gowns:

  • Measurements and weight details for each type of gown.
2014 Commencement

Wednesday, May 14

4 p.m.

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum