Cap and Gown

NIU commencement is a traditional graduation ceremony. If you're participating in the ceremony, you'll wear a black gown and a black mortar board (cap) with a tassel.

The university has transitioned from rental/returnable gowns, hoods and caps to a “keeper” package.

  • You may order the package of their choice through Oak Hall Cap & Gown.
  • The package will be mailed from Oak Hall to the address you provide, and they do not have to be returned.
  • Eligible students have been sent an email with the appropriate website link to complete the ordering.

If you were unable to place your regalia order this fall, you will have another opportunity to order in the spring. Details will be posted on this page when they become available.

You're also allowed to wear the following in the ceremony:

  • Academic honor pins
  • Ribbons
  • Insignias
  • Cords and academic sashes
  • Mortar Board Senior Honor Society Medallions

Contact the appropriate university organization to obtain your pin, ribbon or other recognition.

Contact Us

Convocation Center
1525 West Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115
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