Cap and Gown
Custom purple rental gowns are the regalia standard and must be worn by all participating candidates.
- Cap and gown are designed for Northwestern and feature the University crest.
- Tassels feature the Northwestern seal signet and are worn on the left side at all times.
- Candidates may not alter or decorate their regalia in any way or wear additional articles not directly related to academic merit. Doing so may interfere with your ability to participate.
- Advanced degree candidates wear hoods.
- The lining of the Northwestern hood is purple and gold, and the color of the velvet border of the hood is acorn.
- Kellogg's tassels are acorn colored.
All degree candidates may retain their cap and keepsake tassel.
How to Order
Caps and Gowns may be ordered through the Herff Jones website.
THE DEADLINE FOR STUDENT REGALIA ORDERS IS: FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015
The rental fee is $66.63 cash (cap, gown and hood).
Cap and Gown Pickup
Please note that you must pick up your cap and gown at the location you selected when you placed your order.
Pick up at Norris on Wednesday, June 17 between 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Pick up at Wieboldt Hall during the following times:
Monday, June 15 - 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 16 - 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 17 - 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 18 - 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Part-Time Saturday students traveling in for graduation:
If these pickup times do not work for you, please contact Alana Weisberg.
Late Orders - Please contact Helen LeDonne as soon as possible. You will need to pick up your cap and gown at Norris on Wednesday, June 17 between 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
$90 cash only.
Let your friends and family know about the big day! Here’s how you can share the news:
- Download a digital version of the convocation announcement
- Order individualized invitations from Herff-Jones on-line. There will be a Herff-Jones representative on campus May 7 to take orders.
Nota Bene is a series of faculty seminars for graduating students. This is an opportunity to hear from a few of your favorite professors one last time before you leave Kellogg.
All sessions are held in Jacobs, OLC from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Afterward, a light reception follows in the OLC Forum. Be sure to register on Kellogg Groups to attend. Speaker topics will be added as available.
Tuesday, May 12 – Professor Carter Cast
"Preventing Career Derailment: Managing Past the Major Leadership Stallers and Stoppers"
Carter will present the key career derailers that stall the progress of talented managers and leaders. He will then lay out both individual and organizational remedies to help mitigate the likelihood of career derailment.
Thursday, May 21 – Dean Sally Blount
"Why 21st Century Leadership Requires Clarity and Compulsion"
Thursday, May 28 – Professor William White
"The First 90 Days are Overrated!"
Friday, June 19 – Professor David Besanko '82
"Reflections on ‘Tragedy’ in Business, Markets and Society"
If participating in the ceremony:
You will receive your diploma after you have exited the stage.
- Full time students
In order to graduate in Spring 2015, you must complete the Application for Degree Form which also notes how you would like your name to appear on your diploma and in the graduation program.
- Part time students
All graduating PT students should have already submitted an Application for Degree. If you have not, please contact Kelloggfirstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
If you are not participating in the ceremony:
If you have not picked up your diploma by the end of the week following the ceremony and have not specified an address, it will be mailed to your permanent address.
Pronunciation of your name at the ceremony:
If you have not already done so, please record the pronunciation of your name in the on-line Student Directory. Professional announcers use this to practice pronouncing your name correctly at the ceremony. This may be accomplished using your laptop, and instructions can be found here.
A professional photographer from Grad Images will take two photos of each graduate:
- Prior to entering the stage; and
- When the graduate shakes the hand of Dean Blount
Color proofs of these photos will be emailed to you within a week after graduation. Enlargements will be available at a reasonable price.
Friends and parents are encouraged to relax in their seats and limit their personal picture taking to before or after the presentation of diplomas.