Here you'll find ordering, pickup, and pricing information for students participating in Hunter College Commencement this spring. To jump to the faculty section, click here.
All Hunter College graduation regalia is supplied by Herff Jones. To order your cap, gown, and accessories, visit their website, put "Hunter College" in the search box, and follow the prompts to complete your order. You must place your order online between March 5 through April 17, 2020. Please note that in the "Area of Study" field, you can select either your degree (e.g. Bachelor of Science), or your school (e.g. School of Arts and Sciences). You'll automatically get the correct accessories either way.
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
For those in the department of physical therapy, you must place your order between now and April 3rd. Because the robes for a doctorate in physical therapy are custom-made, you must order them online. If you do not, you will not be able to buy them in-store.
Yes. Come in to Shakespeare & Co. starting May 18th, and you can buy your cap, gown, and accessories in store. We'll have plenty of stock, but come early, as everything will be subject to availability. Be aware that purchases made after the pre-order window are subject to a late fee.
Pick up your order at Shakespeare & Co. (939 Lexington Ave., at 69th St.), on the lower level, from Monday, May 11th thru the day of graduation, from 10am to 7pm; Friday, May 15th, from 10am to 6:00pm; Saturday, May 16th, from 12pm to 6:00pm; Closed, Sunday, May 17th; Friday, May 22nd, from 10am to 6:00pm; Saturday, May 23rd, from 12pm to 6:00pm; Closed, Sunday, May 24th; Closed, Monday, May 25th (Memorial Day); Friday, May 29th, from 10am to 6:00pm; Saturday, May 30th, from 12pm to 6:00pm; Closed, Sunday, May 31st. Just bring your I.D. and proof of purchase. A digital receipt on your phone is fine.
Students graduating with a Bachelor's degree also need a hood and tassel. Master's students need a hood, tassel, and cord. Doctorate students need a hood and tassel, and wear a tam rather than a cap. You can buy pieces individually, or as a package; packages include all the required pieces for each degree.
Stoles can't be ordered online in advance, but will be available in store at Shakespeare & Co. starting May 18th.
The color of your hood and tassel (and cord, for Master's students) depends on the school from which you're graduating. The colors are: white for Arts and Sciences; light blue for Education; kelly green for Health; apricot for Nursing; and citron for Social Work. When ordering online, you'll specify which school you attend, and the proper type and color of accessories will be added to your order. If you buy your regalia in our store, just let us know your school and degree ("I'm getting a Master's in Education"), and we'll give you the proper type and color of accessories as well.
Contact Herff Jones' customer service directly: 1.800.837.4235.
Graduate regalia can be purchased either as a package or as individual pieces a la carte. Please note that individual pieces can only be purchased in store starting May 18th; Herff Jones' website only supports the sale of complete packages. Packages can also be purchased in store starting May 18th.
|Bachelor's (cap, gown, hood, tassel)||$69.00|
|Master's (cap, gown, hood, tassel, cord)||$89.00|
|Doctorate (tam, gown, hood, tassel)||$139.00|
|Bachelor's (cap, gown, hood, tassel)||$79.00|
|Master's (cap, gown, hood, tassel, cord)||$99.00|
|Doctorate (tam, gown, hood, tassel)||$149.00|
|Bachelors A La Carte|
|Masters A La Carte|
|Doctorate A La Carte|
Graduate regalia is only available for purchase.
Visit the Hunter College Commencement website.
Order through the Herff Jones website. Be aware, if you miss the April 17th deadline, you may not be able to get your exact colors. We will be getting a bulk shipment of faculty regalia for those who miss the deadline. You may pick up your cap and gown from the 11th of May onward.
Faculty regalia packages are $75.00 for faculty with a Bachelor's Degree, $80.00 for faculty with a Master's Degree, and $85.00 for faculty with a Doctorate. Faculty regalia is only available as a package; we are not able to sell or rent pieces a la carte.
Faculty regalia is only available for rent.
Faculty wear hoods reflecting the university from which they attained their highest degrees, so the hoods must be ordered custom, rather than in bulk.
For questions not answered here, give us a call at 212.772.3400, and ask for the Textbook Department. Please note that if your question is related to an online order, you should contact the supplier, Herff Jones, rather than Shakespeare & Co.; they can be reached at 1.800.837.4235. If your question is related to Hunter College Commencement but not to caps and gowns directly, visit Hunter College Commencement website. Thanks!