Student Affairs

Academic Attire


Degree candidates who wish to participate in Convocation and/or Commencement are required to wear academic attire.  Rental attire costs $83.00 and includes the rental of a gown, hood, tam (cap), and tassel.  You can order your attire starting on January 29, and the deadline to place your online order is April 1, 2016.  Order online at:

The Office of Student Affairs works closely with Herff Jones to have your attire order delivered to the Law School for your convenience.  Those who miss the deadline will have to visit the Kimmel Center and wait in line with other NYU schools' graduating candidates. 

If you plan to attend both ceremonies - the All-University Commencement at Yankee Stadium and the Law School Convocation at the Beacon Theatre - YOU MUST hold onto your academic attire at the conclusion of the All-University Commencement ceremony on May 18, 2016.  This is the same attire you will wear the following day to your Convocation ceremony on May 19, 2016.


By placing your order on the Herff Jones website by April 1, 2016, you will be eligible to pick up your attire during the Graduation Station in Golding Lounge East during the following dates and times:

Date Time
Tuesday, May 3 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 4 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 5 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Friday, May 6 1:00 p.m-7:00 p.m.


If you miss the April 1, 2016 deadline, you must place and pick up a late order starting May 12, 2016 during regular distribution hours.  Attire will be held at the Kimmel Center.  A representative from Herff Jones will be available to take and fill your late order in one transaction.  All late orders must be paid by cash or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover).

Late order distribution hours:

Date     Time
Thursday, May 12 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 13 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Monday, May 16 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 17 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
No academic attire will be distributed after 4:00 p.m.

Please understand that the rental firm might have to make substitutions to fill late orders.  For more information about late attire pickup, visit this page.


If the degree candidate lives out of state or cannot pick up academic attire at the times allotted, a designee may pick up the academic attire providing the following documentation is presented:

  • Photocopy of graduating candidate's ID
  • A signed letter from the degree candidate authorizing attire pick-up
  • A copy of the online order confirmation
  • Photocopy of the ID of the person picking up the attire


Your robe, hood, and tam MUST BE RETURNED. Academic attire will be collected immediately following the Convocation Ceremony on West 75th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.  There will also be a collection box in Golding Lounge (VH, second floor) until 9:00 p.m. that day.

Students who do not return their attire on May 19 will be responsible for shipping it at their own expense to Herff Jones. We strongly urge you to return your attire during the drop-off times announced.  Should you miss the drop-off time, you must mail your attire to the address below.  We suggest you pay any additional fees to track your package; this will ensure confirmation of your returned attire.

                   Herff Jones
                   Attn:  NYU Law Returns
                   1000 N. Market Street
                   Champaign, IL  61820

Contact with questions or concerns regarding academic attire.  In your email, please be sure to indicate you are an NYU Law student and share any transaction information you have from your online rental order.