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Cap & Gown Purchase

Cap and Gown



The black cap and gown, which 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 nineteenth 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.

Purchase Caps and Gowns from the Campus Bookstore from March 23 to April 24.

* Prices are from the 2014-15 academic year and are subject to change

Prices including tax are:

Undergraduate $51.06
Master's $92.74
Doctoral $110.46


Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Payment must be made at the time of purchase. Cash, check or credit card is accepted. Make checks payable to Barnes and Noble. If you have any questions, please call the bookstore at (516) 299-2639.

Brentwood students: Please be advised you will be able to purchase your cap and gown at the LIU Post campus bookstore.

Hood Colors for Master's and Doctoral Students

Master of Arts White
Master of Fine Arts Brown
Master of Business Administration Drab
Master of Public Administration Peacock Blue
Master of Science Golden Yellow
Palmer School of Library & Information Science Lemon Yellow
College of Education, Information & Technology Light Blue
Clinical Psychology Doctoral (Psy.D.) White
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Dark Blue
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)