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Commencement 2023

Our team is diligently working to contract our Commencement venue and we will announce our final date and start times as soon as we have a commitment inked. Commencement will occur on either Sunday, June 11 or Monday, June 12, with associated campus events and celebrations during the week prior. For those attending, please plan to be in the Seattle area through Monday, June 12. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Regalia Information

The pre-order period for regalia ended March 17. Pre-ordered regalia will be available to purchase and pick up at the Grad Fair taking place May 4 and 5 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the campus store. If you did not pre-order, you will still be able to purchase regalia through the campus store in May, however quantities and sizes are not guaranteed.

Students may still purchase announcements, frames and rings through the Jostens website as separate items.

Pricing for Commencement 2022

(updated on November 19, 2021)

Undergraduate Regalia: Cap, Gown, and Tassel

$69.00 + tax

Graduate Regalia: Cap, Gown, Hood, and Tassel

$124.25 + tax

Doctoral Regalia: Gown, Hood, and Tam

$226.95 + tax (rental)

$526.60 + tax (purchase)

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.


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

College of Education

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

School of New and Continuing Studies

  • Undergraduate Black

College of Nursing

  • Undergraduate Apricot
  • Graduate Apricot

College of Science & Engineering

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

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.

Regalia Donation

Campus Ministry supports seniors to access regalia for graduation. If you are a first-gen student and/or a student of high financial need, and would like to borrow a robe from our Commencement Closet, please contact

Unsure of what to do with your commencement regalia after graduation? Donate it to Campus Ministry's regalia closet, which provides Redhawks of high financial need with loaner regalia. Drop your regalia off at Campus Ministry in Student Center 120 during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) or mail it to:

Campus Ministry (STCN 120)
901 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122