Cap and Gown Information
Proper academic regalia is required for all candidates who participate in any NSU Commencement Ceremony. NSU's approved regalia is blue in color for all baccalaureate candidates and gray for master's, specialists and doctoral candidates. All candidates are responsible for ordering their own caps and gowns directly from the NSU Bookstore vendor Oak Hall Cap & Gown via an online portal accessible through the official commencement invitation. Only regalia purchased through the bookstore or Shark Store are acceptable wear at NSU Commencement ceremonies.
Doctoral candidates may either rent ($164.00) or purchase ($992.00) their deluxe regalia. Rented regalia must be returned to the bookstore or Shark Store within seven days after commencement. Failure to do so will result in a charge of the full purchase price to the credit card on file. HPD candidates who are automatically charged for regalia in their last didactic course and Law candidates who do not pay a cap and gown fee, are still required to order regalia through the NSU Bookstore online portal.
The deluxe regalia cap includes a fitted tam. For correct tam sizing techniques, click here.
PLEASE NOTE: Rented deluxe regalia will not be available for shipping due to the process that requires a candidate’s signature at checkout. Rental regalia can be picked up at the NSU Bookstore on the main campus up until the day before your ceremony. On the day of commencement, regalia will be available at the Bookstore kiosk at the north entrance of the UC. Call the NSU Bookstore at (954) 262-4799 with any regalia questions or for hours of operation.
Click here for a complete regalia breakdown by school/program with tassel and hood colors.
Regalia ordered after the ceremony RSVP deadlines listed below can only be picked up at the NSU Bookstore on the main campus in Fort Lauderdale, FL..
Ceremony Online Ordering Deadlines
|Ceremony Date(s):||Online Regalia Order Deadline:|
|Thursday and Friday, May 12-13, 2016||Friday, April 15, 2016|
|Friday, May 20, 2016||Friday, April 22, 2016|
|Friday, June 10, 2016||Friday, May 13, 2016|
|Friday, June 17, 2016||Friday, May 20, 2016|
|Friday, August 19, 2016||Sunday, July 24, 2016|
Regalia Pick-up Availability
|Online Orders:||Order by:||Pick-up Begins:|
|Friday, March 25, 2016||Monday, April 18, 2016|
|Friday, April 1, 2016||Monday, April 25, 2016|
|Last Date for Law/Undergraduate||Friday, April 15, 2016||Monday, May 9, 2016|
|Last Date for May HPD||Friday, April 22, 2016||Monday, May 16, 2016|
|Friday, April 29, 2016||Monday, May 23, 2016|
|Last Date for June 10 Graduate Ceremony||Friday, May 13, 2016||Monday, June 6, 2016|
|Last Date for June 17 Graduate Ceremony||Friday, May 20, 2016||Monday, June 13, 2016|
|Thursday, July 14, 2016||Monday, August 8, 2016|
|Last Date for August HPD||Sunday, July 24, 2016||Monday, August 15, 2016|
Candidates who purchase regalia and wish to have it shipped domestically must place their order no later than the final deadline of that particular commencement ceremony. Individuals requesting international shipping must allow a minimum 6-8 weeks for delivery. Shipping starts at $15.99 for regular ground and $28.00 for expedited delivery (contact the NSU Shark Store for more details).
For questions regarding the ordering of regalia, call the NSU Shark Store at (954) 262-4799 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.