Frequently Asked Questions

Regalia

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 caps and gowns directly from the NSU Bookstore vendor Oak Hall Cap & Gown. Only regalia purchased through Oak Hall are acceptable wear at NSU commencement ceremonies.

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 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 Oak Hall.

The deluxe regalia cap is a fitted tam. For correct tam sizing techniques, click here. Call the NSU Bookstore at (954) 262-4750 with any regalia questions or for hours of operation.

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 will be available for pick up at the NSU bookstore on the main campus in Davie, Florida, up to and including the day before commencement. On the day of commencement, rental regalia will be available for pick up at the BB&T Center (formerly known as the BankAtlantic Center). Call the NSU Bookstore at (954) 262-4750 for hours of operation.

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

Regalia ordered after the ceremony deadlines listed below must either be picked up at the main NSU Bookstore in the University Park Plaza in Davie, Florida (please check with the Bookstore for pick-up dates and hours of operation), or on the day of commencement at the BB&T Center  from the Bookstore's kiosk in the student tunnel.

Ceremony Online Ordering Deadlines

Ceremony DateOnline Order Deadline
Thursday or Friday, May 7-8, 2015 TBD
Friday, May 15, 2014 TBD
Friday, June 5, 2015 TBD
Friday, June 12, 2015 TBD
Friday, August 21, 2015 TBD

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 domestic ground and $28.00 for expedited delivery (contact the NSU Bookstore for more details).

For questions regarding the ordering of regalia, please call the NSU Bookstore at (954) 262-4750 or email nsumerch@nova.edu.

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 main NSU Bookstore in Davie, Florida, 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 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 an official sales location in the Don Taft University Center lobby to accommodate candidates’ regalia needs.

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