Duquesne University School of Law

Graduation Regalia

Photo of a law student at the graduation ceremony

It is the tradition of Duquesne University as well as proper etiquette for ALL graduates to wear only the approved Duquesne University School of Law J.D. hood and cords as provided by Duquesne University's approved vendor, Herff Jones Inc.

Graduates may not wear a hood or cords from any current law school organization, including honor cords from any institution where a bachelor's, master's, or Ph.D. was received.

While the official colors of Duquesne University are blue and red, black and purple are the main colors you will see at Duquesne Law School's commencement ceremony. Purple is the color of law. Graduates' tams and robes are black with a hood that is purple and black on one side and blue and red on the other.

 

Graduation Fair and Ordering Regalia

The 2016 Graduation Fair will be held in the School of Law lobby on March 22, 4:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., and March 23, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Regalia is available to purchase during the Graduation Fair or at the University Bookstore. Pre-fitting will take place at the Graduation Fair. View regalia pricing for gowns, custom tams with tassels, keeper hoods and custom hoods. 

Hoods can also be rented for the ceremony with a $250 security deposit.  The deposit is due to the Main Office by May 12, 2017.

The last day to order and pay for graduation regalia is Thursday, April 6, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. Orders placed after that date will be charged a $20 late fee.

The School of Law will alert students when regalia will be available for pick-up. (The tentative date is May 17). In order to receive your regalia, you must present your clearance card from the School of Law Career Services' Office. 

 

Regalia Pricing

Custom tam, tassel and gown- $163.78

Keeper Hood- $49.20

Custom Hood- $167.99

 

Dress Protocol

Most graduates wear business-like attire under their robes. Low heels are recommended. 

 

Juris Doctor Hoods

All graduates are vested with the Juris Doctor hood by a faculty member on stage when the degree is awarded. When receiving your hood, please turn and face the audience so the faculty member can place the hood over your head.

Hoods may be purchased or rented during the Graduation Fair or at the University Bookstore. 

Rental hoods should be returned to the University Bookstore no later than Friday, June 9, 2017 for the $250 deposit check to be returned to you. After June 9th, return the hoods to the Main Office. Failure to return rental hoods will result in a hold placed on transcripts and $250 added to financial debt and obligation to Duquesne University.

 

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