Cap and Gown

Update: Oak Hall has notified us of shipping delays for all NIU orders. They have confirmed their commitment to get our orders distributed in time for the upcoming June commencement events. You will be notified once your order has shipped. We apologize for this inconvenience.

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

  • Please order the package of your 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.
  • Please submit orders by May 10, 2021, due to potential shipping delays. 
  • The deadline to place orders is May 20, 2021

If you were unable to place your regalia order last year, you are able to visit the Oak Hall website and place an order.

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

The university does not provide any cords or sashes for GPA. Specific departments or organizations may offer cords or sashes. Please contact those departments to receive those items.

Contact Us

Convocation Center
1525 West Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-752-6800
commencement@niu.edu
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