All degree candidates must wear the proper academic regalia that is appropriate for the degree they receive at Convocation, regardless of any previous degrees received. Convocation is a formal and traditional ceremony, and we ask that any attire or adornment worn by candidates be appropriate for the occasion. All regalia is available to order through the University Bookstore, located on campus at 970 East 58th Street, or at Oak Hall.
Bachelor's and Master's Degrees
For those who have already purchased regalia:
For all candidates of all degree levels who have not yet received their regalia:
Your order will be fully refunded. If you wish to purchase for at-home photography purposes, please re-order with the ship to home option. All orders placed after April 7 will be non-returnable.
For Bachelor’s and master’s candidates who have received their regalia, and have not opened their package:
You must return your regalia by mail to Oak Hall, our regalia vendor, by May 7 for a refund (minus shipping and handling). Please include a copy of your order confirmation, which you received via email, and contact information (name, phone and email). The mailing address is:
Oak Hall Cap & Gown
3812 Blue Ridge Drive
Roanoke, VA 24153
For Bachelor’s and master’s candidates who have opened their purchased regalia:
You must return your regalia to the University Bookstore by mail by May 7 for a refund (minus shipping and handling). Please include a copy of your order confirmation, which you received via email, and contact information (name, phone and email). The mailing address is:
ATTN: Store Manager
970 East 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
For those who would like to purchase regalia for at-home photography purposes:
Bachelor’s and master’s candidates who still wish to purchase regalia are able to do so by clicking here. You must place your order by Friday, May 29, 2020. All orders placed after April 7 will be non-returnable.
Doctoral and Law Degrees
Doctoral candidates who wish to purchase custom regalia are able to do so by clicking here. Please allow 4-6 weeks to process.
Regalia will be shipped directly to your desired home address.
Doctoral candidates looking to rent regalia for at-home photography purposes:
Please contact the University Bookstore directly.
Bachelor’s and master’s gowns are made of 100 percent postconsumer recycled plastic bottles, manufactured using GreenWeaver technology 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.
Please contact the University Bookstore at 773.702.7712 for any other regalia-related questions.