Academic Regalia

Academic Regalia

A degree candidate wears the cap and gown that is appropriate for the degree they receive at Convocation, regardless of any previous degrees received. Doctoral candidates are not hooded at the ceremony, but candidates who have received their hoods may wear them at the ceremony. Convocation is a formal and traditional ceremony, and we ask that any attire or adornment worn by candidates be appropriate for the occasion.

The slideshow on the right displays regalia photos for each degree, including bachelor's, master's, and doctoral gowns.

Ordering Academic Regalia

Academic attire, which includes a cap, gown, and tassel, will be available for order via Oak Hall on Friday, February 1, 2019. A link to process your order will be posted on that date. Alternatively, attire may be purchased at the University Bookstore. To ensure a proper fit and avoid long lines, please purchase your cap and gown early. You will be able to retain both as a keepsake.

Bachelor's and Master's Degrees

Academic attire, which includes a cap, gown, and tassel, will be available for purchase at the cost of $63 for Bachelor's candidates or $88 for Master's candidates. 

Doctoral and Law Degrees

Academic attire, which includes a tam, gown, and tassel, is available for rent at the cost of $80. Some candidates will be required to rent a hood for an additional $47. 

If you prefer to purchase doctoral or law regalia, please email bksuchicago@bncollege.com for more information. Purchased attire requires six weeks lead time, so orders must be placed by Friday, May 3, 2019, to guarantee delivery for the ceremony.

Sustainability

Bachelor's and master's gowns are made of 100 percent postconsumer recycled plastic bottles, using GreenWeaver technology, a process 100 percent achieved in the United States. If you would like to donate your gown after the ceremony, please coordinate directly with your Dean of Students Office. Thank you for doing your part to help promote a sustainable campus.