Donate and Lottery


The Nicholas School Student Council facilitates an apparel lottery where students in need can utilize apparel donated by spring  graduates. Be on the lookout for an email from the NSOE Student Council with instructions on how you can enter the lottery for > a tassel, cap, hood, and/or gown. You must wear the full academic apparel to both the NSOE Recognition Ceremony and the University-wide Ceremony, but should not wear the hood at the baccalaureate service. The style and color of your academic apparel depend on the degree you will receive at commencement.


Once the ceremonies requiring academic apparel have concluded, we invite you to donate your academic apparel to future students. You can donate all or parts of your apparel – all items are welcomed. This is a student-led initiative that began approximately 10 years ago, and we would like to see it continue. We encourage you to take part in this generous and community-minded tradition.

If you would like to donate, drop-off your apparel in the Student Services office located in A101 LSRC – also, drop off boxes will be available during the reception on Saturday.

Order apparel here