Cap and Gown

*Required for participation - all participants - undergraduate and MBA)

ONLINE ORDERING (HERFFJONES.COM) ENDS ON FRIDAY, March 27, 2020.  New this year!  You will have the opportunity to purchase a customized Millikin University stole that you may wear at graduation!  Deadline to order online is March 27, 2020!

Please see the Graduation Attire Policy, which goes into effect this May 2020!  

Millikin Graduating Student Survey (all students)

This online survey is required and must be completed by the time you pick up your cap and gown, and tickets on May 6, 7, 2020 in University Commons Ballroom A/B (MBA students by April 23, 2020 at the MBA Reception).  MBA students will also receive their ten (10) tickets at the Reception.

Alumni and Development Office Update for all Alumni

Millikin Email Account

Millikin email accounts, along with myMillikin access, will remain active for one year after enrollment at the University has ceased. If you decide to re-enroll or continue your education at Millikin, your email will be re-activated. Please begin to transition to a new email account over the next year by taking the following action:

  • Back up important emails, files and contacts.
  • Update external sites in which your account is used as a log in/username/recovery email.
  • Provide Millikin a new, preferred email address at

Pick up of Tickets/Caps and Gowns


Cap, gown, and ticket pick up will be Wednesday, May 6, and Thursday, May 7, 2020, from 10:00-4:00 p.m. each day in University Commons Banquet Rooms A/B.  Once we check that your $75 graduation fee and Millikin account is paid in full (the $75 graduation fee is assessed to all students regardless of whether you participate in the ceremonies), and that your survey is completed, you will receive your seven (7) tickets and cap/gown.  Please try on your cap/gown before you leave University Commons! Make sure you have the correct color of tassel as well! Your graduation fee of $75 and Millikin account must be paid in full by May 1, 2020. The online Millikin Graduating Student Survey for undergraduates and MBA students (coming soon!), must be completed before you pick up your cap/gown/tickets.  Additional tickets for undergraduate students will be on Monday, May 11, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.  Please line up in two lines by the 2nd floor elevators of Shilling Hall (by AT Theatre).  You will receive two tickets at a time until the extra tickets are distributed.  

FOR MBA STUDENTS:  Caps/Gowns and 10 tickets will be distributed at the MBA Reception on April 23, 2020.  See Jaclyn Cantwell, MBA Assistant Director, for more information.

Additional Requirements

Complete all requirements for your degree as listed in your catalog.

If you are questioning your eligibility to graduate, contact the Registrar's Office at 217-424-6217.

Settle all accounts with Student Financial Services, including $75 graduation fee by May 1, 2020.

Graduation Rehearsal

Rehearsal for all undergraduate students is Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 11:00-12:30 p.m. at the Decatur Civic Center.   IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU ATTEND THIS REHEARSAL.