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 pre-ordering commencement regalia through the Josten's website. All regalia will be delivered to the Campus Store. In May, students will then have the option to pick up their regalia or have it shipped.
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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.
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.
Unsure of what to do with your commencement regalia now that you've walked across the stage and gotten your degree? 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