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Academic Attire

All graduates and degree candidates participating in Commencement Weekend ceremonies are required to wear appropriate academic attire designed specifically for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Students receiving a master's degree will wear their hoods during the ceremony.
  • Students receiving a doctoral degree will be hooded on the stage during the ceremony so that they will carry their hoods over their left arm into the ceremony. To request a hooder, please submit the College of Education Convocation Hooder Request form.
How to Order & Deadlines

Academic attire rentals must be ordered through Herff Jones.

  • Early Discount Pricing: Until April 9, 2024, at 10:59 p.m. CDT
  • Regular Pricing: April 10 through April 25, 2024, at 10:59 p.m. CDT

Rental fees must be paid in full when placing your order with Herff Jones. Academic attire with a return label will be mailed to your preferred address (within the U.S.).

More information concerning academic attire, shipping, pricing, and more can be found on the Commencement Website.