Cap and Gown Information

The Law School's convocation is a "cowling" ceremony, an academic tradition that dates back to the 13th century. The cowl not only designates the degree earned but also the institution conferring it and the field of study. The academic colors of the university - which are not always the same as the institution's colors - are in the lining, and the trim represents the field of study. Thus, your cowl will be lined in purple and gold, Northwestern's academic colors, and trimmed in purple velvet, representing law.

Caps gowns and cowls will be available for rental from Herff Jones for $82.59. Orders are submitted online at www.herffjones.com/college/northwesternlaw. The cap is one size fits all you will only have to provide your height.

It's as Easy as 1-2-3
One, order online at www.herffjones.com/college/northwesternlaw. Two, read the instructions carefully. Three, submit your order online, and you are done.

After the Fact
Orders submitted after midnight Tuesday, April 8, 2014 will be subject to a $25 late fee and will be filled subject to availability. You can contact Helen LeDonne, our Herff Jones representative, via helen.ledonne@gmail.com.

Scheduled Pick-Up
Caps and gowns will be available for pick-up on Monday, May 12th from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, May 13th, through Wednesday, May 14th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Lowden Hall.

If you cannot be present, please make arrangements for someone to pick up your cap and gown, as this will be the only time a Herff Jones representative will be available to distribute them.

It's a Fact
Caps and gowns will NOT be available for pick-up on the day of graduation.

Drop-Off
Return all Caps & Gowns May 16th after the Ceremony to Getz Courtroom MC 175.

Visiting Away Students
Please place your order online at www.herffjones.com/college/northwesternlaw. You will also need to make arrangements to have someone pick up your cap and gown during the scheduled pick-up dates. Please email Ernest Perez at e-perez@law.northwestern.edu or call (312) 503-1606 and provide him the name of the person that will pick up your cap, gown.

Questions
Please address any questions regarding cap and gown rental to Ernest Perez at e-perez@law.northwestern.edu or call (312) 503-1606.