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Academic Attire For Graduates

Ordering Attire

Graduates should order their academic attire online from the Herff Jones website or at the on-campus information session (November 13th from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm - 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 $53
Master's mortarboard, gown, hood and tassel $60
Doctoral mortarboard, gown, hood and tassel $81

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 pm CST on November 22, 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 November 13, 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 November 23 - December 2, 2017 will have a $20.00 late fee assessed.

Pick Up Academic Attire

Academic attire will be distributed at the Illini Union Bookstore at the following dates/times:         

Date                                              Time

Wednesday, December 20    10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 21        10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Friday, December 22            10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.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 Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Studio Theatre on the following dates/times:

Friday, December 22             5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 23         8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

* Due to the holiday schedule and campus closures, late returns must be taken directly to Herff Jones, 1000 North Market Street, Champaign, and a $20 late fee will be assessed.  Students will need to contact Patty Storie at 314-369-6668 or email to determine the plant's holiday hours.  Students should only contact Patty regarding late returns.