Academic Ceremonies

Graduate Caps, Gowns, and Hoods

Caps, gowns, and hoods are to be worn by all graduate candidates participating in Commencement.

To reserve a seat at Commencement, you must have rented your apparel (cap, gown, and hood) and you must have registered to participate.

  • Best prices for academic apparel are offered at the Graduation Fair on February 28 and March 1
  • Caps, gowns, and hoods may be ordered from Herff Jones.  You will need to know your University (Purdue or IU) and Degree Name to order the correct cap, gown, hood, and tassel.  Here's a list (searchable when downloaded.)
  • Online ordering of masters rental apparel closes on March 6. After March 6, degree candidates must order in person at the IPFW Bookstore. (Phone orders are not accepted.) Renting after March 6 is much more expensive. Best possible prices are at the Graduation Fair.
  • The cost of apparel is payable at the time of order.
  • See sizing details. Extra-large sizes must be special ordered. (Allow extra time for special orders.)
  • All fees are non-refundable. 

  Graduate Apparel Deadlines

  Tuesday, February 28 (1-6 p.m.)
  Wednesday, March 1 (9-1 p.m.)

  Graduation Fair

  March 6

  Last day for online Graduate
  (masters level) apparel rental
  orders; after this date orders
  must be placed in person in the
  IPFW Bookstore (phone orders are
  not accepted)

  April 19 - May 9

  Bookstore cashiers must verify
  candidates' Commencement
  eligibility with the Office of 
  Academic Ceremonies.  Limited
  apparel sizing on hand in

  Tuesday, April 18 (Noon-8 p.m.)
  Wednesday, April 19 (8-Noon)

  Senior Send-Off (apparel ordered
  online before March 14 available
  for pickup)

  May 4

  Last day to register for

  Graduate Cap, Gown, and Hood Pricing

10% Discount at Graduation Fair

  Full Package (Cap,
  Gown, and Tassel)



(without hood)

(only available until March 12)


(with hood)

(only available until March 12)


Bookstore hours: 

Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  
   Spring Break Week:
       Monday through Thursday until 5 p.m.
       Friday until 3 p.m.



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