Candidates participating in the College of Education Virtual Convocation Celebration and the University-wide Online Commencement celebration are not required to wear regalia. Candidates participating in the Stage Crossing Experience are encouraged (but not required) to wear appropriate academic attire which consists of a custom blue University of Illinois gown, blue mortarboard, tassel, stole (undergraduates only) and a hood (graduate degrees only).

Regalia must be ordered here through Herff Jones by April 1, 2021. Disposable gowns purchased at bookstores are inadmissible.

Apparel and Price

  • Bachelor’s mortarboard, gown, stole, and tassel – $56.00
  • Master’s or Advanced Certificate mortarboard, gown, hood, and tassel – $64.00
  • Doctoral mortarboard, gown, hood, and tassel – $84.00
  • Additional stoles of gratitude may be purchased for $22.00.
  • Orange and blue souvenir tassels may be purchased for $10; however, they are not to be worn during ceremonies.


The last day to order regalia is Thursday, April 1. Orders placed after this date may not arrive by May 15 and will be at the regular price. More information on Academic Attire can be found at the Commencement website.