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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.

The purchase price of regalia varies according to the degree attained. Undergraduate regalia cost $54.00. Master's/Specialist regalia cost $93.00. The regalia are yours to keep.

Doctoral candidates may either rent ($174.00) or purchase ($1,021.00) 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 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 Bookstore, across from the Alvin Sherman Library, up until the day before your ceremony. On the day of commencement, regalia will be available at the Shark Store on the main concourse of the UC. Call the NSU Bookstore at (954) 262-4765 with any regalia questions or for hours of operation.

Regalia ordered after the ceremony RSVP deadlines listed below can only be picked up at the NSU Shark Store in the Don Taft University Center.

Ceremony Online Ordering Deadlines
Ceremony Date(s): Online Regalia Order Deadline:
Thursday and Friday, May 9-10, 2019 Friday, April 12, 2019
Friday, May 17, 2019 Friday, April 12, 2019
Friday, June 7, 2019 Friday, May 10, 2019
Friday, June 14, 2019 Friday, May 10, 2019
August 16, 2019 Friday, July 19, 2019
Regalia Pick-up Availability AT THE NSU SHARK STORE
Order by: Pick-up Begins:
Friday, March 15, 2019 Monday, April 8, 2019
Friday, March 29, 2019 Monday, April 22, 2019
Friday, April 12, 2019 Monday, May 6, 2019
Friday, April 26, 2019 Monday, May 20, 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019 Monday, June 3, 2019
Friday, July 5, 2019 Monday, July 29, 2019
Friday, July 19, 2019 Monday, August 12, 2019

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) 262-4765 or email

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