The black cap and gown that you wear for Commencement has a long tradition. Caps, gowns, and hoods were first worn at university functions in Europe during the Middle Ages when monks and students found them necessary for warmth in the cold and drafty castles and centers of learning. Until well into the 19th century, it was customary for many American college students to wear gowns while in daily residence or at meals. This practice has ceased to exist and, except for some British and European schools, few colleges request students to wear gowns except at Commencement exercises.
Caps, Gowns, and Tassels
All graduating students can start ordering their Eco-friendly academic attire online now at, TBA. This will ensure that each graduate is properly serviced by having Eco-friendly academic attire set aside specifically for you. The deadline to order your attire online is TBA.
All late academic attire will be purchased during the Graduation Bazaar only. When you come to the Paramount Gym to collect or purchase your cap and gown please bring picture identification. Students should note that in order to be guaranteed five tickets for commencement they must purchase their full academic attire through Oak Hall. Payment for last-minute purchases must be in the form of money orders payable to Long Island University or credit cards only. NOTE: Credit card payments may be made through the Office of Enrollment Services ONLY at the following times: Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please note also that while we will try to accommodate all of our graduating students, we do not guarantee that will have all of the necessary items to facilitate last-minute orders. Absolutely no cash or personal checks will be accepted!
The prices (not including taxes and shipping) are:
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Persons wishing to purchase doctoral attire should speak directly to the Oak Hall Representative at the Graduation Bazaar.
Prices for individual items:
You will receive an official Long Island University Campus Life receipt, as well as a coupon to pick up your academic attire.
Senior Class Giving
The Class Gift Cord
Seniors who support senior class giving will be able to be recognized for their generosity at Commencement! By purchasing a special honor cord of $20.17, you will ensure that an incoming LIU student will be able to enjoy the same rewarding and enriching education you did. You will wear your special honor cord at Commencement where you will be recognized for your generosity. Purchase your cord at TBA.
Stole of Gratitude
The stole of gratitude is given by graduating students to their parents, or to other loved ones, who were instrumental in the success of the student’s education. Parents, or other persons significant to the graduate, wear the stole during commencement. The cost for the stole is $ TBA.
College Rings and Commencement Paraphernalia
For over 100 years, Balfour has been the leader in class ring, college ring and championship ring design. Their representatives will visit the campus to display samples and take orders. Please check their website for more information on when they’ll visit. You may also place orders online: http://www.balfour.com/new-york/brooklyn/long-island-university/.
Campus Life will host a Graduation Bazaar Wednesday, and Thursday, TBA, which should facilitate all the needs of our graduating population. Students will be able to collect or make last-minute purchases on caps and gowns, yearbooks, and visit with, Enrollment Services, Career Services, Alumni Development, Campus Life, SGA representatives and graduation vendors. You will be asked to fill out a survey. Students must bring picture identification to collect your academic attire. While all graduating students should have already ordered cap and gowns, we will have some academic attire available for last-minute purchases.
Please note, however, that if you did not pre-order we cannot guarantee that we will have the attire suited for you at the bazaar. Note further that if you choose to purchase the wrong attire you will not be refunded in any manner for what you have purchased.
|Degree Hood Colors|
|Criminal Justice (CRI)||White|
|Criminal Justice (CRJ)||Citron|
|Doctor of Physical Therapy||Sage|
|Computers in Education||Gold|
|Graduate Business Studies||Drab|
|Counseling & Development||Light Blue|
|Human Resource Mgt.||Drab|
|Coaching & Conditioning
Adapted Physical Ed.
|Mental Health Counseling||Salmon|
|Public Health Administration||Salmon|
|School Counseling||Light Blue|
|School Psychology||Light Blue|
|Speech Language Pathology||Silver|
The cap is worn with the long point of the shell to the rear. The tassel is worn forward to the right until the degree has been conferred.