Top of Page
Skip main navigation

Frequently Asked Questions

Regalia

CAP AND GOWN INFORMATION

Proper academic regalia is required for all candidates who participate in any NSU Commencement Ceremony. NSU's approved regalia is blue in color for all baccalaureate candidates and gray for master's, specialists and doctoral candidates. All candidates are responsible for ordering their own caps and gowns directly from the NSU Bookstore vendor Oak Hall Cap & Gown via an online portal accessible through the official commencement invitation. Only regalia purchased through the bookstore or Shark Store are acceptable wear at NSU Commencement ceremonies.

The purchase price of regalia varies according to the degree attained. Undergraduate regalia cost $54.00. Master's/Specialist regalia cost $93.00. The regalia are yours to keep.

Doctoral candidates may either rent ($174.00) or purchase ($1,021.00) their deluxe regalia. Rented regalia must be returned to the bookstore or Shark Store within seven days after commencement. Failure to do so will result in a charge of the full purchase price to the credit card on file. HPD candidates who are automatically charged for regalia in their last didactic course and do not pay the cap and gown fee are still required to order regalia through the NSU Bookstore online portal.

The deluxe regalia cap includes a fitted tam. For correct tam sizing techniques, click here

PLEASE NOTE: Rented deluxe regalia will not be available for shipping due to the process that requires a candidate’s signature at checkout. Rental regalia can be picked up at the NSU Bookstore, across from the Alvin Sherman Library, up until the day before your ceremony. On the day of commencement, regalia will be available at the Bookstore kiosk at the north entrance of the UC. Call the NSU Bookstore at (954) 262-4765 with any regalia questions or for hours of operation.

Click here for a complete regalia breakdown by school/program with tassel and hood colors.

Regalia ordered after the ceremony RSVP deadlines listed below can only be picked up at the NSU Bookstore up until the day before commencement and at the Shark Store in the Don Taft University Center of the day of the event.

Ceremony Online Ordering Deadlines
Ceremony Date(s): Online Regalia Order Deadline:
Thursday and Friday, May 10-11, 2018 Friday, April 13, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018 Friday, April 13, 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018 Friday, May 11, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018 Friday, May 11, 2018
August 17, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018
Regalia Pick-up availability AT THE NSU Bookstore
Order by: Pick-up Begins:
Friday, March 16, 2018 Monday, April 9, 2018
Friday, March 30, 2018 Monday, April 23, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018 Monday, May 7, 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018 Monday, May 21, 2018
Friday, May 11, 2018 Monday, June 4, 2018
Friday, July 6, 2018 Monday, July 30, 2018
Friday, July 20, 2018 Monday, August 13, 2018

Candidates who purchase regalia and wish to have it shipped domestically must place their order no later than the final deadline of that particular commencement ceremony. Individuals requesting international shipping must allow a minimum 6-8 weeks for delivery. Shipping starts at $15.99 for regular ground and $28.00 for expedited delivery (contact the NSU Shark Store for more details).

For questions regarding the ordering of regalia, call the NSU Shark Store at (954) 262-4765 or email regalia@nova.edu.

Yes. Candidates will be reimbursed for the full purchase price of regalia prior to the commencement ceremony. No refunds will be given after the date of the ceremony.

Candidates who reside in either Miami-Dade or Broward County must return regalia to the NSU Bookstore, across from the Alvin Sherman Library on the main campus in Fort Lauderdale, with the original sales receipt. Candidates residing outside the area will be reimbursed once regalia has been returned along with the original sales receipt. The NSU Bookstore mailing address is: 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314.

Yes. Since NSU regalia is specific to our institution in color and appearance, only regalia obtained through approved vendor Oak Hall Cap and Gown may be worn. Please review order deadlines and delivery options described above.

Rented regalia must be returned to the Bookstore within seven business days following commencement. Failure to do so will result in a charge of the full purchase price to the credit card on file.

Yes. The NSU Bookstore will have representatives to assist candidates and faculty with their regalia needs on commencement day at its kiosk located immediately inside the north entrance of the Don Taft University Center (UC).

Click here for a complete regalia breakdown by school/program with tassel and hood colors.

Return to top of page