Attire & Accessories

The Herff Jones Company will be taking orders for
graduation attire, announcements and Rockhurst University class rings.

The official Academic Regalia Code, as identified by NAACO and CASE, consists of gown, hood, mortarboard and tassel of description and color designated by degree and major to be conferred at commencement.

During the commencement ceremony, graduates may wear cords, stoles, medals and pins that indicate academic honors. These embellishments acknowledge students who have completed university honors curricula, or membership in elite nationally/internationally recognized honor societies whose primary purpose is academic preparation or academic recognition.

Students are welcome to wear cords and stoles with symbols of social, fraternal or religious organizations during Friday’s Baccalaureate Mass and reception and other events/activities prior to and following the commencement ceremony (Hawk Walk).

Commencement Regalia:

• Beginning Tuesday, January 19, 2016, you can order attire & personalized announcements online until midnight Friday, March 11, 2016 (order before Spring Break).

• Attire will be available for pick up at the Bookstore beginning Wednesday, April 13, 2016, during normal business hours. Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Deadline for graduation attire pick-up is Monday, May 9, 2016.

Attire is included in your graduation fee. Announcements and class rings are not included in this fee. They are a separate expense, paid directly to Herff Jones when you place your order.



Your announcements will be shipped to the address you specify on the order form. Allow three to four weeks for delivery after your order is placed. All orders for personalized announcements need to be paid in full at the time of order. The cut-off date for ordering personalized announcements in time for mailing is April 14, 2016. Late orders for personalized announcements are possible, however, rush fees may apply for expedited service. Generic announcements may be purchased in the Campus Bookstore. Class ring information is available in the bookstore. Rings can be ordered any time throughout the year.