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Have additional questions? Contact NSU's Office of the University Registrar at (954) 262-7255 or 800-541-6682 ext. 27255. Please provide your NSU ID number in all email correspondence.

Hooding Video

Screenshot: NSU Doctoral and Juris Doctorate Hooding Video

Graduating doctoral and juris doctor candidates at NSU commencement ceremonies are hooded on stage in front of their friends and family. Watch video.

Frequently Asked Questions


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. Refer to your commencement invitation for instructions. Only regalia purchased through the bookstore are acceptable wear at NSU Commencement ceremonies. NSU's approved regalia is blue in color for all baccalaureate candidates and gray for master's, specialists and doctoral candidates. 

The purchase price of regalia varies according to the degree attained. Undergraduate regalia cost $51.00. Master's/Specialist regalia cost $90.00. The regalia are yours to keep.

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 11-12, 2017 TBA
Friday, May 19, 2017 TBA
Friday, June 9, 2017 TBA
Friday, June 16, 2017 TBA
August 2017 TBA
Regalia Pick-up Availability
Online Orders: Order by: Pick-up Begins:
Last Date for Law/Undergraduate TBA TBA
Last Date for May HPD TBA TBA
Last Date for June 10 Graduate Ceremony TBA TBA
Last Date for June 17 Graduate Ceremony TBA TBA
Last Date for August HPD TBA TBA

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

Yes. Candidates will be reimbursed for the full purchase price of regalia prior to the commencement ceremony. No refunds will be given after the date of the ceremony.

Candidates who reside in either Miami-Dade or Broward County must return regalia to the Shark Store located on the main concourse of the Don Taft University Center with the original sales receipt. Candidates residing outside the area will be reimbursed once regalia has been returned along with the original sales receipt. The NSU Bookstore mailing address is: 3562 South University Drive, Davie, Florida 33328.

Yes. Since NSU regalia is specific to our institution in color and appearance, only regalia obtained through approved vendor Oak Hall Cap and Gown may be worn. Please review order deadlines and delivery options described above.

Rented regalia must be returned to the Bookstore within seven business days following commencement. Failure to do so will result in a charge of the full purchase price to the credit card on file.

Yes. The NSU Bookstore will have representatives to assist candidates and faculty with their regalia needs on commencement day at its kiosk located immediately inside the north entrance of the Don Taft University Center (UC).

Click here for a complete regalia breakdown by school/program with tassel and hood colors.