Academic Attire

All graduates must order caps and gowns online at by the Sunday, March 13 deadline. A Graduation Fact Sheet has been mailed to all graduates explaining the procedure. Academic attire will not be available at the Kimmel Center. Online ordering is for the convenience of graduates and assures all graduates of proper fitting attire.

Caps, hoods and gowns can be picked up during the Graduation Fair scheduled for April 20 and 21 in the Campus Center Commons or from the Holy Family University Bookstore starting Friday, April 22. The Bookstore is open Monday – Thursday from 9 am - 6 pm, and Friday from 9 am - 4 pm. Caps and gowns will not be available at the Kimmel Center on May 12.

Graduates should pick up attire as early as possible to assure proper fitting. Attire that does not fit may require re-ordering, which could take up to two weeks for delivery. 

All graduates participating in the Commencement Ceremony must wear full academic attire: cap with tassel, gown, and hood. Only honor cords and academic medals that are officially issued by the University are permissible.

For the convenience of Extended Learning graduates, the Bookstore management will distribute academic attire at Holy Family—Bensalem (formerly Woodhaven) on Tuesday, April 19 from 5 – 7 pm.

*If you have difficulty accessing the website or have questions regarding caps and gowns, please contact the Bookstore manager at (267) 341-3588.