Academic Attire

Student Commencement Regalia Information

Caps and gowns (and hoods for master's and doctoral students), also known as regalia, are required to participate in the Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement ceremonies. Regalia is not needed for Baccalaureate

Students will be ordering commencement regalia through the Josten's website.  Deadline to order regalia is March 16, 2018. Students will pick up and pay for ordered regalia at the Grad Fair dates are  May 2, 2018, and May 3, 2018, from 11-6pm.  More details to come with regards to the Grad Fair.

Pre-Order Your Commencement Regalia

Pricing for Commencement 2018

Undergraduate Regalia: Cap, Gown, and Tassel $57.33 + tax
Graduate Regalia: Cap, Gown, Hood, and Tassel $108.50 + tax

Doctoral Regalia: Gown, Hood and Tam.

Note: May order custom doctoral regalia.  Contact Kathy Straughan for further information at straugha@seattleu.edu

$211.67 + tax

 

Students will pick up and pay for ordered regalia at the Grad Fair on May 2, 2018 or May 3, 2018.  If a student is unable to pick up a pre-ordered cap and gown, he/she may have someone else serve as his/her representative but must provide written permission. These written authorizations will be collected and filed for each transaction. The student's representative will also need to show either an SU ID or other photo ID.

Academic Honors & Academic Hoods

If you are graduating with academic honors, your hood will be issued when you pick up your academic apparel name card at the Seattle University Bookstore.

Master's, educational specialists and doctoral degree candidates wear hoods appropriate to their degrees. The cap, gown, hood, and tassel are yours to keep.

Tassels

Be sure to pick up the color tassel that corresponds with the school or college granting your degree.

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Undergraduate White
  • Graduate Peacock Blue

Albers School of Business & Economics

  • Undergraduate Tan
  • Graduate Tan

School of Education

  • Masters & Ed. Specialists Light Blue
  • Doctoral Old Gold

Matteo Ricci College

  • Undergraduate White & Red

School of New and Continuing Studies

  • Undergraduate Black

School of Nursing

  • Undergraduate Apricot
  • Graduate Apricot

School of Science & Engineering

  • Undergraduate Sciences Gold
  • Undergraduate Engineering Orange (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical)
  • Graduate Orange

School of Theology & Ministry

  • Graduate Scarlett Red

In academic tradition, the student who has not yet earned a degree wears the tassel on the RIGHT side of the mortarboard. After the baccalaureate degrees have been conferred, graduates will be directed to move the tassel to the LEFT.

Master's candidates wear their tassel on the left, to begin with and, therefore, do not move it during the ceremony.

Name Cards

Name cards will be distributed at Key Arena on the day of the ceremony. Signage and volunteers at the arena will direct you to where you will find your card, based upon your school/college. This 3" x 5" card will bear your name and will be used to announce you as you walk across the stage and receive your degree.

Important Dates:

January 8: Online ordering begins for caps, gowns, tassels, rings, and announcements.

March 16: Online ordering ends for caps, gowns, tassels, rings, and announcements.

May 2 & 3: Grad Fair at the bookstore (pick up and pay for your regalia and much more!)