Regalia Orders

Students who did not order regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) before the April 5 deadline still have the opportunity to purchase a Grad Pack through the Alumni Association. If you are not interested in ordering a Grad Pack, students may purchase Bachelor’s regalia for $25.75 and Master’s/Doctorate regalia for $48.25 (CASH ONLY) at Cap and Gown Distribution.

Faculty orders are coordinated by each college office. Colleges or departments work directly with the supplier, Unique Recognition, to place faculty orders by using the electronic order form. The deadline for ordering faculty/courtesy regalia online is Friday, March 24, 2017.

Type of Regalia
Faculty Masters or Doctorate Rental Unit — $48
Faculty Cap, Gown & Tassel only Rental — $22
Faculty Hood only Rental — $26

Spring 2017 Graduates

Grad Pack

Distribution (for both students and faculty)

All distribution will take place in the Moby C-Wing (Intramural Gym).

Wednesday & Thursday, May 10 & 11, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 12, 13 & 14, regalia will be available for pick up 1-hour prior to each graduation in the Moby C-Wing (Intramural Gym) only.

Regalia Returns

All returns will be in the Moby C-Wing (Intramural Gym) immediately after the ceremony. Please note that there may be a charge for late returns. Any late returns should be sent directly to:

Herff Jones — Returns
1000 N. Market Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Diploma Covers

Graduates receive a diploma cover at Commencement. The actual diplomas will be mailed to graduates six to eight weeks after commencement. For those unable to attend the ceremonies, diploma covers are available in the Registrar’s Office (at no charge). Diploma covers can be ordered by calling 491-7159; the postage cost is $5.00 per cover for U.S. mailings.

Graduation Announcements and Class Ring Sales

Representatives from CB Grad Announcements (announcements) and Josten’s (class rings) will be present February 14, 15 & 16 at the Lory Student Center Flea Market area (outside the University Bookstore) to take advanced, customized orders. After the fair, announcement orders may be placed at or by calling 800-433-0296. Customized orders are returned within seven days of being ordered.

The Grad Fair itself, sponsored by the Bookstore, will be one day only – Wednesday, February 15 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Lory Student Center Flea Market).

Generic announcements (non-personalized announcements) may be purchased at the University Bookstore at any time.

Onsite Photography

GradImages will be the onsite photographer at most ceremonies (excluding ROTC Commissionings). You can review photos for purchase online the week after commencement at Or, if you would like to receive an e-mail when your graduate’s photos are available, please visit

Commencement Parking

Spring 2017 commencement and commissioning ceremonies are at two venues — Lory student Center and Moby Arena. Visit the Parking for Commencement and Commissionings webpage for more information.

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