Congratulations Rutgers University-Newark MFA and Ph.D. Graduates!

This year every graduating student will receive a Rutgers Zipper Pull Medallion in their regalia package compliments of the University. Attach this gift to your gown to show off your Rutgers pride at graduation! After Commencement, you can clip it on your keychain, jacket, gym bag, handbag or suitcase bringing your love of Rutgers everywhere you go.

We are here to make your commencement ceremony the most beautiful and memorable ceremony experience possible with the finest caps and gowns, tassels, and hoods available to Rutgers University-Newark MFA and Ph.D. students.  From University Commencement to the Graduate School Hooding Ceremony, our graduates will be ready!


(If you are an MA, MS, or MBS graduate, click here for information pertaining to graduation regalia.) 


Your MFA/Ph.D. regalia package includes your gown, hood, and cap/tam.  The hood is a gift to you from the Graduate School-Newark and will be provided at no cost.  All orders will be shipped directly to the address given at checkout, in time for commencement.


Important Dates:

  • March 8, 2024: Last Day to Order Fine Quality Custom Regalia Package (Custom Regalia takes 8-9 weeks to make and ship)
  • April 13, 2024: Last Day to Order Souvenir Regalia
  • University Commencement Date (for all Graduates): May 15, 2024
  • Graduate School Hooding Ceremony (MFA & Ph.D. Graduates): May 14, 2024


We wish you all the best, Class of 2024

*Please note: Group orders will not be accepted. Only one complete package may be purchased per order.* 


**Please note: You may return your souvenir regalia unopened within 30 days and we will gladly refund you the purchase price less shipping. All returned items must be unopened and in their original packaging.** 


**You will receive an email confirmation once your order ships and tracking will be available within 24 hours**


Online ordering has ended. 

If you still need regalia, contact the Rutgers Newark Bookstore.  Regalia cannot be guaranteed after the deadline.