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Cap and Gown Rental Information
Convocation 2020


All cap and gown rentals will be ordered online from Herff Jones, Collegiate Cap & Gown Company, beginning in January.  All regalia must be ordered by 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. After that date the site is turned off. The total rental price for 2020, including sales tax,  is $77.75, broken down as:  $94.60 -16.85 (Cornell Contribution)  =  $77.75 (cost to student).  Before proceeding to the order page, please note the following instructions:

1. All Law School graduates, JDs, JSDs, and LLMs, will wear the same cap, gown and hood.

2. You will need your height (in feet and inches).  All caps are one size fits all--Caps and tassels are kept as mementos and not to be returned.

3. Before going to the on-line order site, please print and follow the instructions below:

  • The  link will take you directly to the Cornell University Herff Jones ordering site.  Click on "Law Rental".  Once selected the next page should give our convocation/graduation date as:
    "Saturday, May 9, 2020"--if a different day appears, you need to go back to the start and re-enter as indicated above.
  • When correct date/time appears, continue and select "Order Cap & Gown."
  • Under "Select Appropriate Degree"--it only gives one choice--"Doctorate" (JDs, JSDs, LLMs, etc. all wear same regalia) select and continue, filling in the fields until all is completed.
  • You will receive an e-mail confirmation. Please save for your records.

4. Distribution of the regalia/photo and frame is one day only, Friday, April 24 in room G80 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • If you cannot be there to pick up your regalia, you must arrange for a friend to do so, there are no other alternatives.
  • Try on the regalia before you leave the pick-up area--it is much easier to make exchanges then as opposed to later.

5. If you miss ordering by the cut off date, the company will be bringing extra regalia in various sizes to the Law School on the distribution date. You need to bring $77.75 plus $12 late fee, i.e. $89.75.  Arrive early for the best selection.

6. If you are NOT participating in University Commencement (see below), the rented regalia needs to be turned in to the Herff Jones representative no later than 5:00 p.m. on Convocation Saturday. May 9.  Turn-in location will be same as pick-up location.

7. Should you also wish to participate in University Commencement, Sunday, May 24 (and we encourage all students who will be in the area to do so), you may keep your rented regalia for the additional two weeks at no additional cost. The regalia should then be turned in that day to sites listed in the program.

Click here to proceed to order site--Will not be turned on until January  2020.

If you have questions or problems, please do not hesitate to e-mail Linda Majeroni or telephone her at 255-6536.