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Academic Attire and Stoles

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


Attire can continue to be ordered through June 30, 2020 for shipment to a home address. All shipping fees have been waived.

Once our in-person ceremony is rescheduled, the attire ordering portal will be reopened for additional orders.

Order Your Cap and Gown


Cap and gown refunds will be processed accordingly and we appreciate your patience.

  • If you previously placed an attire order for campus pickup:
    Oak Hall, our attire supplier, is automatically refunding all student orders placed for on-campus pickup. You will receive an email directly from Oak Hall indicating your refund is in process. If you are still interested in purchasing attire, you will need to re-order your attire as a home shipment order.
  • If you previously placed an attire order for home shipment and want to cancel:
    Oak Hall will refund your order, less shipping and handling, provided that your cap and gown package is still sealed. Please reach out to Oak Hall Customer Service at 800.223.0429 to set up your return.

Honor Cords and Stoles

Various organizations and departmental honor societies have stoles and/or cords available for their cohort. Graduates should reach out to any organizations they belonged to on campus to see if they participate.

Currently, Adelphi does not provide cords or stoles for Latin Honors. Anticipated Latin Honors are noted next to each graduate’s name in the program.

How to Wear Your Cap and Gown

Your cap and gown can be confusing, and many students are unsure of how they are worn. What side does the tassel go on? How do I wear my hood? Get information for all graduation levels by viewing the videos at the links below:

Any questions regarding attire orders, accessories or hood colors should be sent to:

Adelphi University Bookstore
p – 516.877.3900
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