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 a $80 fee. Orders are submitted online at www.herffjones.com/college/northwesternlaw. Be prepared to provide your height and cap size as well as your credit card information. Tape measures are available in the Student Services office so you can measure your cap size.
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 Saturday, March 16, 2013 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 email@example.com.
Caps and gowns will be available for pick-up from Wednesday, April 17th, through Friday, April 19th, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in RB 160.
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.
Return all Caps & Gowns May 17th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (312) 503-1606 and provide him the name of the person that will pick up your cap, gown.
Please address any questions regarding cap and gown rental to Ernest Perez at email@example.com or call (312) 503-1606.