Order your cap and gown

Visit Herff Jones to order your cap and gown. Orders need to be placed before March 8. Orders placed after that date will incur a late fee of $75.00.

Graduates will be required to wear custom regalia rented through Herff Jones for the purpose of uniformity and consistency among all participating in commencement.

Pick up your cap and gown

Cap and gown distribution will begin on Tuesday, April 23 through Friday, May 3, 2019 during normal hours in the IU Southeast Bookstore.

Bookstore Hours
Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Summer hours begin)

Your orders will include a packet of information with all the Commencement Day details.

Tassel Placement

Bachelor's candidates: Place tassel on right side of mortarboard (your cap). Following conferral of degree, place tassel on left side.

Master's candidates: Place tassel on left side of mortarboard.


Wear it squarely on top of the head, board parallel to the floor; not cocked to one side, forward or back.

Fourragères (Honor Cords)

Fourragères should be worn pinned to the left shoulder of your gown. Pin the fourragères halfway between the shoulder seam and the collar. The loop will drape over the outside of the sleeve with two cords hanging in front and two in back of the sleeve. Your arm should NOT go through the loop.