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Cap, Gown and Ticket Distribution

Please note dates, deadlines, and requirements for cap, gown and ticket distribution.

Distribution Requirements

A photo ID is required for release of the cap, gown and tickets. This can be a driver's license or student ID. These items will only be released to the prospective graduate. They will not be released to friends or family even if they have the prospective graduate's ID.

Cap, gown and ticket distribution is for tentative graduates who have indicated on their Graduation Application that they planned to attend the commencement ceremony. The regalia packet, including the cap, gown and tickets, will not be released to students with Student Account holds. Questions about holds should be directed to the Northeast Student Accounts Department in the College Welcome Center, (402) 844-7001.

Caps, Gowns and Tassels

Graduates are encouraged to try on the gown as soon as possible. Exchanges from our small inventory will be made on a first come, first served basis. Different sizes will not be available on graduation day. It is recommended that the gown be placed on a hanger for several days to allow the packing folds to fall. If pressing the gown is required, the manufacturer recommends placing a damp towel beneath a warm iron and to iron on the underside of the gown. Ironing directly on the gown may damage the fabric.

Academic Regalia

All participants are required to wear academic caps and gowns at Commencement. To maintain the formal look of the regalia, Northeast suggests that men wear dark dress slacks and shoes. Women are encouraged to wear a dress that is no longer than the gown or dark dress slacks with dark shoes. Direct your questions about regalia to the Admissions and Registration Department at (402) 844-7265.

Phi Theta Kappa members

Students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa may borrow a graduation stole for the ceremony. On commencement day, graduation stoles may be picked up in the College Welcome Center, room 1108B. Immediately after the ceremony, stoles should be returned to the Phi Theta Kappa advisors in the College Welcome Center, room 1108B. If the stole is not returned, the student's account will be billed through the Northeast Student Accounts Department. Students wishing to purchase a stole, may do so at from the "Recognitions" catalog. For further information, please contact Colleen Barnes at (402) 844-7670 or


Due to the limited seating capacity, guests are admitted to the Cox Activities Center Gymnasium by ticket only. A ticket is not required for the attending graduate. A ticket is required for children older than 18 months. The exact number of tickets to be distributed will depend on the total number of attending graduates. Tickets will be distributed along with regalia packets at Cap, Gown and Ticket distribution.

Without a ticket, guests may sit in the Cox Activities Center Theatre and view the ceremony as it is projected on a large theatre screen. The Cox Activities Center Theatre is open until filled, on a first come, first served basis.

Guest may also view the ceremony from any location at:

Need help or additional information?

If you need assistance or additional information please visit our office in the College Welcome Center, fill out our contact form, or contact:

Admissions and Registration Department

Phone: (402) 844-7265
Toll-Free: (800) 348-9033, Ext. 7265
FAX: (402) 844-7396