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Cap and Gown Information

Proper academic regalia are required for all candidates who participate in any NSU Commencement ceremony. NSU's customized regalia, which are blue in color for all baccalaureate candidates and gray for master's, specialists and doctoral candidates, are available exclusively through the NSU Bookstore. All candidates are responsible for ordering their own caps and gowns via the online portal accessible through their official commencement invitation. Only regalia purchased through the NSU Bookstore may be worn at NSU Commencement ceremonies.

The purchase price of regalia varies according to the degree attained. Undergraduate regalia cost $55.00. Master's/Specialist regalia cost $94.00. The regalia are yours to keep.

Doctoral candidates may either rent ($177.00) or purchase ($1,063.00) 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. HPD candidates who are automatically charged for regalia in their last didactic course and do not pay the 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 Shark Store in the Don Taft University Center. Call the NSU Shark Store at (954) 262-4799 with any regalia questions or for hours of operation.

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

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