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. 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 pressing their gown in advance of the ceremony. After the ceremony, graduates shall return gowns and hoods to the "Cap and Gown Return" station located in Alumni Park. Graduates may keep the tassel and cap. Regalia may be purchased by contacting the collegiate cap and gown representative directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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. Graduates shall not wear honors medals, leis, or any other regalia except what are approved by the School of Public Policy.