Attire and Accessories

During the commencement ceremony, graduates may wear cords, stoles, medals and pins that indicate academic honors. These embellishments acknowledge students who have completed university honors curricula, or membership in elite nationally/internationally recognized honor societies whose primary purpose is academic preparation or academic recognition.

Students are welcome to wear cords and stoles with symbols of social, fraternal or religious organizations during Friday’s Baccalaureate Mass and reception and other events/activities prior to and following the commencement ceremony (Hawk Walk).

Commencement Regalia:

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018 is the deadline for placing regalia orders.
  • Attire will be available for pick up at the Bookstore beginning Monday, April 16, 2018, during normal business hours. Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Deadline for graduation attire pick-up is Monday, May 7, 2018.


Your announcements will be shipped to the address you specify on the order form. Allow three to four weeks for delivery after your order is placed. All orders for personalized announcements need to be paid in full at the time of order. The cut-off date for ordering personalized announcements in time for mailing is March 3, 2018. Late orders for personalized announcements are possible, however, rush fees may apply for expedited service. Generic announcements may be purchased in the Campus Bookstore. Class ring information is available in the bookstore. Rings can be ordered any time throughout the year.

Additional information about your commencement regalia, announcements or class rings, including ordering instructions, may be found at the Herff-Jones website.