It is the tradition of Duquesne University as well as proper etiquette for ALL graduates to wear only the approved Duquesne University School of Law J.D. hood and cords as provided by Duquesne University's approved vendor, Herff Jones Inc. Graduates may not wear a hood or cords from any other organization or school.
While the official colors of Duquesne University are blue and red, black and purple are the main colors you will see at Duquesne Law School's commencement ceremony. Purple is the color of law. Graduates' tams and robes are black with a hood that is purple and black on one side and blue and red on the other.
Regalia is available to purchase during the Graduation Fair or at the University Bookstore. Pre-fitting will take place at the Graduation Fair. View regalia pricing for gowns, custom tams with tassels, keeper hoods and custom hoods. The last day to order and pay for graduation regalia is Monday, April 8, 2019. Orders placed after that date will be charged a $20 late fee. The School of Law will alert students when regalia will be available for pick-up. The tentative date is May 7th. In order to receive your regalia, you must present your clearance card from the School of Law Career Services Office. The clearance card will be released to students that have a $0 balance with the University and have completed the Career Services Office survey.
Juris Doctor Hoods
All graduates are vested with the Juris Doctor hood by a faculty member on stage when the degree is awarded. When receiving your hood, please turn and face the audience so the faculty member can place the hood over your head. Hoods may be purchased or rented during the Graduation Fair or at the University Bookstore. Rental hoods should be returned to the University Bookstore no later than Friday, June 7, 2019 for the $250 deposit check or credit card slip to be returned to you. After June 7th, return the hoods to the School of Law Main Office. Failure to return rental hoods by Monday, June 17th will result in a hold placed on transcripts and $250 added to your financial debt and obligation to Duquesne University.
Most graduates wear business-like attire under their robes. Low heels are recommended.