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Cap & Gown


Graduates can purchase undergraduate/master’s regalia online from Herff Jones, our preferred vendor, at until Wednesday, April 3, and in person at the NKU Bookstore in the University Center until Sunday, May 5. The NKU Bookstore will not accept returns after Sunday, May 5 (regalia must also be in the original packaging). 

The only required pieces each bachelor degree candidate must have are a cap, gown and tassel.

Master candidates must also have a hood in the color corresponding to the field of study.

Doctoral regalia must be specially ordered. Doctoral candidates will receive notification from their program director with order and pricing information. 

The white stole of gratitude is optional.




Follow these deadlines in order to get your regalia on time for the Sunday, May 5, 2024 commencement ceremonies:

  • Undergraduate and master’s regalia available for purchase in person in the NKU Bookstore starting - February 27
  • Last day to purchase CUSTOM tailored doctoral regalia – March 8 
  • Deadline for faculty rental orders in the NKU Bookstore – April 3
  • Last day to purchase undergraduate and master’s regalia online at the Herff Jones website – April 3
  • Last day to purchase non-custom doctoral regalia called "Keeper Doctoral Regalia" – April 3
  • Last day for NKU Bookstore in-person purchases of undergraduate and master’s regalia – May 5