Notices will be posted at the University Center Bookstore when caps, gowns, and hoods are available. Doctoral candidates should not pick up their hoods at the University Bookstore. The Bookstore staff will send the Doctoral hoods directly to the appropriate school office. Your hood will be presented at special hooding ceremonies on Friday, May 16. (See schedule of events for the time and place of your hooding ceremony – schedule will be made available as event nears.)

If you have any questions concerning the purchase or rental of academic attire, please call the University Bookstore directly at (973) 408-3881.


You may rent your attire by ordering from the company online, or by completing the regalia rental form  and submitting it to the Bookstore. The deadline is March 28th.


You may purchase your attire by ordering from the company online or by completing the regalia purchase form  and submitting it to the Bookstore. The deadline is March 7th.

Graduation Announcements

Ten complimentary graduation announcements are provided for each candidate. These announcements are general. They are not inscribed with student names. However, the bookstore does sell announcements that can be personalized.

Commencement packets containing 10 complimentary announcements and 7 downpour tickets may be picked up at the Drew University Bookstore from April 15 through May 7. Announcements and downpour tickets will be mailed to candidates who are maintaining matriculation or registered for dissertation research for the spring term.


Candidates for degrees are expected to participate in the commencement ceremony. If you cannot attend, please write to the University Registrar at no later than Friday, April 25, to inform the office of your absence.


As candidates cross the Mead Hall rear porch, they receive a diploma cover, no diploma inside. All candidates who are cleared academically and financially for graduation will receive their diploma via United States mail approximately 4 weeks after the ceremony.


Professional photographs of all  graduates will be taken both on stage as well as while the graduate leaves the stage. Proofs will be emailed to the student approximately 3 – 4 days after the event and will be available for purchase. For additional information please visit GRAD IMAGES.