Caps and Gowns

Participation in commencement requires the appropriate academic attire.

Undergraduate or Masters Candidates

Adelphi Commencement Attire

Undergraduate or Masters Candidates

Commencement regalia consists of our custom brown cap and tassel and a gown with gold-embroidered Adelphi seal and the hood of your discipline.  Recipients of associate degrees do not wear hoods.

Other Adornments

You can customize your cap provided that only the flat, top area of the mortarboard is decorated. Cords and stoles may be worn. All adornments should be respectful and in good taste.

Order Student Attire

The last day to order attire for campus pickup is April 1, 2019.

The last day to order attire for Homeship is May 5, 2019 (additional fees apply).

Garden City Pickup:
Grad Fair: May 6 and 7, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
and May 8-17 during regular Bookstore hours

Manhattan Pickup:
Grad Fair: May 4, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.; May 9,  5:00 p.m.–8 p.m.

Hauppauge Pickup:
Grad Fair: May 7, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Hudson Valley Pickup:
Students will be contacted by email regarding pickup

Doctoral Hooding Candidates

Doctoral AttireAt the doctoral hooding ceremony, you will carry your hood with the color signifying your area of expertise clearly visible. You will be individually hooded onstage by your faculty advisor.


All doctoral regalia (including gown, hood and tam) are available for rental or purchase through the Bookstore, which is located in the lower level of the Ruth S. Harley University Center.

Please contact Justin Smith, the manager of the Bookstore, at 516.877.3900 to order.


Attire will be available for pickup at the Bookstore beginning Saturday, May 11, 2019. In addition, the Bookstore will be open at 9:00 a.m. the day of the Hooding for day-of pickups. The Bookstore will stay open until 7:00 p.m. that evening so attire can be returned after the ceremony.

Faculty Members

Adelphi University provides faculty members with academic regalia for Commencement. There is no charge to faculty members.

Order Faculty Attire

The last day to order faculty attire is April 1, 2019.

Homeship is not available for faculty attire.


May 6-17 during regular Garden City campus Bookstore hours.

All attire must be picked up before the day of the Ceremony. There will be no pickups at the Coliseum.

All rental faculty attire must be returned at the end of the Ceremony. Dropoff locations TBD.


For further information, please contact:

Adelphi University Commencement
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