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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 $56.00 (plus tax). Master’s/Specialist regalia cost $96.00 (plus tax). The regalia are yours to keep.

Doctoral candidates may either rent deluxe regalia at a cost of $180.00 (plus tax) or purchase it for $1,127.00 (plus tax). Candidates have seven business days following commencement to return the tam, gown, and hood to the bookstore or Shark Store. Failure to do so will result in a charge of the full purchase price to the student’s account. Rented deluxe regalia will not be available for shipping due to a process that requires the candidate’s signature at checkout. All regalia will be available for pick up at the Shark Store in the Don Taft University Center (UC) on the main campus up to and including the day of commencement.

Candidates who wish to have their undergraduate or master’s regalia shipped domestically will be given that option but only if their order is placed by the posted deadlines below. Individuals requesting international shipping must allow an additional 4-6 weeks for delivery. Domestic shipping costs start at $15.95 for regular ground and $60.00 for international delivery (contact the NSU Bookstore for more details*). Please remember that there is no shipping of rented deluxe regalia. Deluxe regalia is Shark store pick up only.

Ceremony Date

Online Regalia Order Deadline

Monday, May 1, 2023 (9:30 am & 3:00 pm)

 Monday, March 13, 2023

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 (10:30 am)

  Monday, March 13, 2023

Thursday, May 11, 2023 (10:30 am)

  Monday, March 27, 2023

Friday, May 12, 2023 (9:30 am & 3:00 pm)

  Monday, March 27, 2023

Friday, June 9, 2023 (9:30 am & 3:00 pm)

  Monday, April 24, 2023

Friday, August 18, 2023 (9:30 am & 3:00 pm)

 Monday, July 3, 2023

After the online deadlines listed above, academic regalia must be ordered and picked up directly from the NSU Shark Store on the main campus (check with the bookstore for pick-up dates and hours of operation).

For Doctoral candidates regalia cap includes a fitted tam. For correct tam sizing techniques, click here


For questions regarding the ordering of regalia, call the NSU Shark Store at (954) 262-4799 or email

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