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Academic Attire For Graduates

Ordering Attire

Please refer back to our website for regalia updates as information will be updated as it is received.

Graduates should order their academic attire online from the Herff Jones website or at one of the on-campus information sessions (March 29th and April 13th from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Author's Corner of the Illini Union Bookstore).  Academic attire is required to attend the ACES Convocation Ceremony on Friday, December 22, 2017.  Please note the dates/times of distribution.  Students are responsible for picking up and returning their own academic attire.

Apparel Price
Bachelor's mortarboard, gown, stole and tassel $50
Master's mortarboard, gown, hood and tassel $59
Doctoral mortarboard, gown, hood and tassel $80

Rental fees must be paid in full by cash or check, made payable to Herff Jones when you pick up the apparel.  Payment cannot be made in advance, and payment is not required for ordered attire that is not claimed.  You may keep your tassel as a souvenir. 

Online orders must be placed by 10:00 p.m. CST on April 13, 2017.

Ship to HomeGraduates may elect to have their regalia shipped to an address of their choice within the United States.  When selecting this option, a shipping fee applies.  The deadline is March 22, 2017.  Graduates pay rental and shipping fees at the time the order is placed.  Please note, the ship-to-home option deadline precedes the on-campus pick up order deadline.

Late Orders

Orders placed April 14-26, 2017 will have a $20.00 late fee assessed.

Pick Up Academic Attire

Academic attire will be distributed at the ARC at the following dates/times:         

Date                                              Time

Wednesday, May 10             11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 11                11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday, May 12                    11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 13                7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, May 14                  7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Please be aware that your gown will be folded and may require steaming (do not iron).

Return Academic Attire

You must return your rented academic attire to the ARC on the following dates/times:

Sunday, May 14                  10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Monday, May 15                   9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday-Friday May 16-19 - Return regalia to the Illini Union Bookstore ($5/day late fee   charged).