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Students will be contacted 6-8 weeks in advance of commencement to request sizing information including height and cap size.

School of Public Policy graduates will pick up their cap, gown, and hood from the Office of Program Services and Admissions on a date and time announced in the student newsletter or via graduation email communication. If the student is unable pick up the regalia by the published date and time, they may arrange for a friend or family member to pick up their cap, gown, and hood. Prospective graduates should plan on ironing or steaming their gown in advance of the ceremony. After the ceremony, graduates will return gowns and hoods to the "Cap and Gown Return" station located in Alumni Park. Graduates may keep the tassel and the graduation cap. Regalia may be purchased by contacting the collegiate cap and gown representative directly by emailing beth@collegespecialties.com.

Student loan borrowers are required to complete Federal Student Loan Exit Counseling and/or Federal Perkins Loan Exit Counseling before regalia can be released.

Graduates should wear appropriate attire for this formal occasion. Graduates shall use good judgement when considering adorning their regalia with honors medals, leis, or any other decoration. Pre-approved adornments include Phi Alpha Alpha honor society medals and commencement flower leis.

Graduates shall leave purses, briefcases, and non-essential items at home or with guests. There will be no place for gradates to leave any personal belongings during the ceremony.