All candidates for degrees wear custom IU apparel at Commencement. Students rent their gowns and return them after the ceremony. Graduates keep their caps, tassels, and (if they received undergraduate degrees) stoles of gratitude. There are two ways to order:
- Attend virtual GradFair on March 9 or 10 and get help with ordering; or
- Order directly from the website of Herff Jones, IU’s licensed Commencement vendor.
Order by Monday, April, 5, to get the best price. Prices go up Monday, April 12. Online orders close on Monday, April 19.
NOTE: If you rented graduation apparel in 2020 and plan to return to campus in May 2021 if in-person Commencement is possible then, you will be contacted by Herff Jones about receiving a rent-free gown and (if you rented graduate student apparel) a rent-free hood. Please bring your cap, tassel, and (if you received an undergraduate degree) stole with you to the ceremony. Questions? Email Herff Jones representative Patrick Cavazos.