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Commencement Regalia

Purchase Regalia

All Commencement participants should purchase regalia early in order to obtain proper sizes and colors. Regalia can be purchased online from Oak Hall here.

  • 2024 Regalia Ordering Deadlines:
    • Ordering regalia will be unavailable from August 15 through October 15th.
  • Gown – All graduates wear navy gowns that vary in style between the level of completed degrees.
    Associates degree students should purchase a Bachelor’s level gown.  Associates degree students only wear the gown, cap, and stole.
    Postgraduate degree students should purchase the Master’s level gown.
  • Cap – Graduates wear a mortarboard and tassel. Doctoral graduates wear a velvet tam.
  • Tassel – Attaches to the cap. Commonly worn on the right before the student receives their degree and moved to the left after it’s presented.
  • Hood – A scarf that drapes over the shoulders and down the back. Has a strip of color unique to the student’s program. The inner part is red, white, and blue. Graduates receiving an Associate’s degree do not wear a hood with their regalia.
  • Stole – Resembles an oversized necktie with two wide ends and is worn draped around the neck to hang down the front. Liberty stoles are embroidered with the Liberty seal and are red.
  • Honors Cord/Medallion –  Honors cords are awarded to Undergraduate students and medallions are awarded to Graduate level students. Certificate graduates are not eligible for honors. For further information about honors, please refer to the Honors page.

Military cords – These are provided to active duty and veteran students only.

Societal Cords – For information on any cords worn in representation of a society, contact the society or departmental office.

Custom Doctoral Regalia – The following doctoral programs have custom regalia available for rental only. The deadline for ordering regalia has now passed, as we can no longer guarantee delivery of your order before you depart for Commencement exercises.

  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • Doctor of Education
  • Juris Doctor
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Ph.D. (all programs)

Regalia Costs

Packages: (Includes cap, gown, tassel, hood, and stole.)

  • Associates package = $84
  • Bachelors package = $102
  • Masters package = $119
  • Doctoral rental package = $130 (Does not include stole. Please purchase separately if you would like a souvenir stole.)

Class Rings & Announcements

Personal announcements and class rings can be ordered now online at Jostens, these can be ordered through the time of Commencement. Click here for more information, class rings. Jostens will be available for ordering class rings at the Commencement Welcome Fair.

Information regarding regalia obtained from Harris, A.L. (2005). Academic Ceremonies. United States of America: Council for Advancement and Support of Education.