Regalia Orders


Students who did not order regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) before the November 8 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 and Master’s/Doctorate regalia (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 this electronic order form. Faculty deadline to order was October 31.

Fall 2017 Graduates

Type of Regalia
Faculty Masters or Doctorate Rental Unit — $48
Faculty Cap, Gown & Tassel only Rental — $22
Faculty Hood only Rental — $26
Black Stole for Honor Scholar — $16.50
Gold Honor Cord — $8.50

Distribution (for both students and faculty)

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

Thursday & Friday, December 14 & 15, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday & Saturday, December 15 & 16, 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 and the Lory Student Center Information Desk. 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 complimentary diploma cover at Commencement. The actual diplomas will be mailed to graduates six to eight weeks after commencement. For graduates unable to attend the ceremonies, a cover is available in the Registrar’s Office at no charge.

If it is not possible to pick up a cover, one can be mailed to any U.S. address.  Email the request to (Note: a charge of $5.00 will be required for postage).

Graduation Announcements and Class Ring Sales

Representatives from CB Grad Announcements (announcements) and Josten’s (class rings) will be present October 2017  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 – October 17, 2017 – 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

Fall 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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