Academic Attire

Commencement 2024

More information for Commencement 2024 will be available on our website starting January 2024. We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2024!

How to Wear Your Regalia

Watch this quick tutorial made by your fellow graduates!

Academic Honors & Academic Hoods

If you are an undergraduate graduating with academic honors, your hood will be issued when you pick up your regalia at the Seattle University Bookstore. Master's, educational specialists and doctoral degree candidates wear hoods appropriate to their degrees.


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.




College of Arts & Sciences


Peacock Blue

Albers School of Business & Economics



College of Education


Light Blue

Old Gold (Doctoral)

School of New and Continuing Studies



College of Nursing



College of Science & Engineering

Gold (Sciences)

Orange (Engineering - Civil, Electrical, Mechanical)


Gold (Computer Science)

School of Theology & Ministry


Scarlett Red

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