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 May 1st to inform the office of your absence.


Caps and gowns can be ordered at our vendor, Herff Jones’ website:

If you prefer, you can download one of the following forms and return it to the Drew Bookstore. The deadline for purchasing caps and gowns is March 6, 2015. The deadline for renting caps and gowns is March 27, 2015.



Hoods for doctoral candidates will be sent directly to the appropriate school office and subsequently presented at hooding ceremonies. Please see your specific school’s schedule for time and location.  If you have any questions concerning the purchase or rental of academic attire, please call the University Bookstore directly at 973-408-3881.

Pick up of gowns begins on Monday, May 11, 2015 in the Bookstore. The bookstore hours for Commencement week are: Monday – Thursday, 9am – 7pm;  Friday, 9am -5pm; Saturday 9am – 5pm.

If you would like additional information in advance on how to robe for Commencement, Herff Jones has provided these videos for your viewing.

How to wear your Bachelor Cap and Gown

How to wear your Bachelor Cap and Gown


Should you desire to order Commencement announcements to send to family and friends, these will be available for purchase at

Before you leave Drew, make sure to visit Career Services.

For career counseling services and to complete the senior outcomes survey, please go to: