Commencement cap and gown rental 

If you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony, you must rent a Marian University cap and gown through Herff-Jones. The Marian University gowns are custom-made gowns with the university seal.


If you are NOT participating in in the May 2021 commencement ceremony in person but wish to order regalia for another reason, please contact

Order by April 9, 2021 for the discounted cost! Graduation regalia will be shipped directly to you within 2-3 weeks upon placing your order with Herff-Jones.

Click HERE to order now!

Product Discounted cost if ordered by April 9, 2021 Regular cost if ordered April 10-16, 2021 Late cost for bulk order purchase April 19-30, 2021

Associate/bachelor's cap/gown/tassel

$68.50 + tax

$108.40 + tax

$133.40 + tax

Master's cap/gown/tassel/hood

$96.65 + tax

$136.55 + tax

$161.55 + tax

Doctoral tam/gown/tassel/hood

$114.20 + tax

$154.10 + tax

$179.10 + tax

All graduates participating in commencement must rent the Marian University cap and gown from Herff-Jones. Reference hooding section, below, for guest hooder ordering information (DO and DNP students only).

Ordering information and policies

  • It is in your best interest to order regalia by April 9, 2021 to pay the discounted cost and to receive your regalia in a timely manner.
  • Graduation regalia will be shipped directly to students from Herff-Jones, within 2-3 weeks upon submitting your order, to the shipping address provided on the order.
  • If you do not order a cap and gown by April 16, 2021 contact the Office of the Registrar to obtain a “bulk order rental form”, which can be taken to the Marian University Bookstore April 19-30, 2021 to rent regalia from the bulk order shipment. Bulk order regalia will be available for pick-up in the bookstore April 26-30 during regular weekday business hours as posted on their website. Limited quantities and sizes available on a first come, first served basis.
  • If you have not arranged your cap and gown rental by April 30, 2021 you will not be able to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. This is a firm deadline.

Hooding information for DO and DNP Graduates

If you have selected a guest hooder (someone whose office is not in the Evans Center) for the Commencement Ceremony, you may rent regalia for your guest or they can wear their own personal regalia. If you will have a Marian University faculty member hooding you, they will be responsible for their own regalia.

  • Click on the “Graduation regalia for faculty, staff, and academic hooding” link to submit orders for your guest hooder. DO NOT order regalia for your guest hooder on the student regalia link posted above.
  • The deadline to order regalia for your guest hooder is April 9, 2021. This is a firm deadline, with NO exceptions. In the rare circumstance that you do not order by the deadline, you will need to work with Clint Whitson, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs to arrange for a faculty hooder.
  • Graduation regalia will be shipped directly from Herff-Jones, within 2-3 weeks upon submitting your order, to the shipping address provided on the order.

Returning rented regalia

  • Regalia ordered online must be returned to Herff-Jones by mail promptly after commencement, using the return label that was provided with your shipment.
  • Regalia rented from the bulk order shipment April 19-30 must be returned to the Marian University Bookstore in Alumni Hall immediately following the commencement ceremony.
  • Graduates may keep their cap or tam and tassel.

Cancellation and refund policy

Once cap and gown rentals have been ordered and paid for, they are processed for shipment. Instructions on how to return unused items within 30 days of purchase are included in the shipment package.

You can cancel your entire order, if you choose. Instructions for cancelling your order are available at this link: You can also contact Herff Jones customer service at (800) 837-4235 with any questions.

Refunds are only available up until the previously scheduled commencement date.

Purchasing Regalia

If you are interested in purchasing your regalia vs. renting regalia, purchase orders must be completed using the form below specific to your degree.

Doctoral regalia purchase: MU doctoral regalia purchase order form

Master's regalia purchase: MU master's regalia purchase order form

Bachelor's regalia purchase: MU bachelor's regalia purchase order form

If you are not attending commencement, but want to purchase the “keep” items that come with the rented regalia, complete this MU cap/tam and/or tassel purchase order form

Submit order forms directly to Patrick Cavazos at Herff-Jones. Contact information for Patrick is located at the bottom of the order form.

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