Academic Regalia

Faculty members and university administrators intending to participate in either Commencement ceremony are required to vest in academic regalia.

Anyone taking part in the Commencement exercises will need to wear at least a graduation gown.

Those who do not own academic robes may rent them through the university bookstore. Bookstore staff will assist you inĀ ensuring robes and hoods of the correct color are ordered. Faculty members must pick up their vestments from the bookstore, and may do so at any time up through Commencement morning.

Rental Instructions:

Please contact Jeremy Boni at the bookstore by email at jboni@sju.eduĀ  no later than noon on Friday, April 10th with the following information:

  • Name and phone number
  • Height, weight
  • Degree and granting institution

Any order received after the above date will incur shipping charges. If you don't know your hat size, please stop by the bookstore to be measured. Gowns must be returned within three days of the ceremony.

Note: If you are participating in the Phi Beta Kappa induction in May, you absolutely must order your gown by April 3. If you are late in ordering a gown for Commencement, any order placed after April 10 will carry a late fee of $30.