All graduates participating in the Commencement or Candle & Rose ceremonies must wear official regalia.

The deadline to order and ensure delivery in time for the ceremony was April 1. Beginning Monday, April 11, the Stepan Bookstore will have a limited supply of regalia for students who missed the deadline.

Deadlines: Order by March 4 to have regalia delivered to the Stepan Bookstore on campus and avoid the shipping fee. From March 4 - April 1, orders will be delivered directly to your home, with a shipping fee of $12.95. 

Commencement ticket and pre-ordered regalia pick up will be held on Saturday, April 9, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; Monday, April 11, and Tuesday, April 12, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., by the Stepan Bookstore. 

Regalia Prices
  • Bachelor Set Includes: Gown, Cap and Tassel - $39 plus tax  
  • Master Set Includes: Gown, Hood, Cap and Tassel - $73 plus tax  
Individual Items

If you do not need a complete set, you can stop in the Stepan Bookstore starting Monday, April 11 to purchase directly.  

Bachelor Gown: $27 plus tax  
Master Gown: $30 plus tax  
Master Hood: $31 plus tax  
Cap: $7 plus tax  
Tassel: $5 plus tax  
Memory Tassel: $10 plus tax 

Stepan Bookstore Contact Information  

Irma Galarza, Manager
(708) 524-6893 

Making a Difference One Gown at a Time

Every year in America, approximately 38 million plastic bottles end up in a landfill from bottled water, not including soda. It is estimated that 80% of plastic bottles are not recycled and can take up to 700 years to begin composting. Herff Jones’ Renew graduation caps and gown are made from 100% recycled materials.  

RENEW is known for being the best keeper gown green offering in the industry. One Renew CustomKeeper gown saves 29 bottles from the landfill – the highest industry standard for green gowns. By choosing Renew, you are positively impacting the environment by:  

  • One Renew gown saves 29 bottles from the landfill
  • Every Renew gown saves the energy equivalent of 1/2 gallon of gas  
  • Consumes 2.1 liters less drinking water  
  • Decreases the effects of global warming through 1.5lbs fewer CO2 emissions or greenhouse gas  
  • Certified as being made from 100% recycled materials  
  • Renew has a soft hand and is a lightweight polyester fabric 

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