Academic Attire

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.


All attire must be ordered online. If you order your attire by April 6, 2020, you can choose to either pick up your attire on campus during our grad pickup days or have it shipped to your home for an additional fee. After this deadline, only home shipment orders will be accepted.

The last day to order attire in time for the ceremony is May 1, 2020.

Order Your Cap and Gown

Grad Pickup Days

Adelphi students can pick up attire orders and MarchingOrder cards on the following dates:

  • Manhattan Center students: May 12, 2020 and May 16, 2020
  • Hauppauge Center students: May 12, 2020 and May 14, 2020
  • Hudson Valley students: May 12–19, 2020

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.

Tassel—right or left?

Just remember: “Left when you leave”


Tassels go on the right side of your cap before you graduate. Near the end of the main ceremony, President Riordan will announce the conferring of degrees and instruct you to “Move your tassels!” You and your classmates will shift your tassels to the left side.

Master’s Degrees and Advanced Certificates

Tassels begin on the left side since you’ve already earned your undergrad degree. No need to move your tassel.

Faculty Attire


Faculty must order their attire online and pick up at the Garden City campus. The last day to order is April 6, 2020. You can pick-up your attire between May 12–19, 2020 in the Campbell Lounge (Center for Recreation and Sports, 2nd floor).

Order Your Faculty Attire


All faculty attire must be returned to the Bookstore table at Nassau Coliseum immediately following the ceremony.

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

Adelphi University Bookstore
p – 516.877.3900
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