Student Apparel

Student academic attire

Commencement Celebration is fun, but a formal event. We expect our graduates to dress accordingly. For your safety, please also wear appropriate shoes. Flip-flops, clogs, and extremely high heeled shoes are discouraged.

Rent your cap and gown

The deadline to rent caps and gowns is April 12.

All rented apparel will be shipped directly to your home.

After the event, you will return your used gown and your hood (if you rented one) directly to Herff Jones. Your cap, tassel, and stole are yours to keep.

Tassel colors



Mechanical engineering

Liberal arts



How do I get my honor cord?

Students who are graduating with Distinction, High Distinction, and Highest Distinction are entitled to wear fourragères: cream and crimson cords for IU graduates, black and gold for Purdue graduates. The fourragères are provided by the university as a gift to the student.

Students graduating with honors are awarded honor cords by their respective divisions. IUPUC officials will notify those students when the cords are available.