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May 20, 2020 | 10 AM


Cap & Gown Information

Graduates can purchase their cap and gown online through the University Bookstore. All orders will be shipped to each graduates home address within two weeks of purchase.

Click here to purchase an official LIU graduate cap and gown.

The History of the Cap & Gown
The blue 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.

Cap & Gown Prices: (excluding Shipping & Handling)
Degree Cost
Undergraduate $ 75.00
Master's $ 109.00
Doctoral $ 180.00

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

COMMENCEMENT 2020

CONTACT US
bkln-commencement@liu.edu
718-488-1248