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.
Order Your Caps and Gowns from the Campus Bookstore Online starting February 1 - March 22. (https://oakhalli.com/colleges/LIU)
Riverhead students:Cap and Gown Order Forms are available at the Student Services Office, LIU Building, suite B, 631-287-8010.
Brentwood students:Cap and Gown Order Forms are available at the Student Services Office, LIU Brentwood Building, Suite 119, 631-287-8500.
|Cap & Gown Prices:|
|Hours for pick-up:|
|Monday-Thursday||9 a.m. – 7 p.m.|
|Friday||9 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
Senior Grad Fair
April 18 & 19 | Hillwood Commons
Pick up your cap & gown, take your senior photo, order class ring, and meet with representatives from various departments.
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.
|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.)||Light Blue|
Students completing their course work/requirements in Summer 2017 (or student teaching in the fall 2017) who would like to participate in Commencement, must bring and approved “Commencement Authorization Card” with Enrollment Services financial clearance signature with them in order to pick up their Cap and Gown.
A representative from Balfour will be taking orders for college rings at the Bookstore on the following days:
March 22 and 23, 2017, from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
April 18 and 19, 2017 @ Grad Fair
Diplomas and Transcripts
Official diplomas will not be awarded on the day of Commencement, but will be available for pick-up in the Records and Registration Office beginning June 24, 2017. Degree noted transcripts will be available May 19, 2017. All diplomas not picked up by August 18, 2017, will be mailed to the home address in our system.