Academic Regalia

Requirements

All ceremony participants are required to wear full academic regalia consisting of a traditional black gown and mortarboard with tassel.  Master’s and doctoral candidates will have a black gown, hood, and cap with tassel.

Please do not bring personal items to the field.  There will be no place to leave items once the processional starts.  You should make arrangements for someone to be responsible for your valuables during the ceremony.

Regalia Packages

Bachelors $102.00* Includes: Cap, Gown, Tassel, Stole, Diploma Cover
Masters $142.00* Includes: Cap, Gown, Hood, Tassel, Stole, Diploma Cover
*Plus sales tax
Bachelors $194.95* Includes: Cap, Gown, Tassel, Stole, Diploma Cover, 25 graduation announcements, 25 Smartshare
Masters $234.95* Includes: Cap, Gown, Hood, Tassel, Stole, Diploma Cover, 25 graduation announcements, 25 Smartshare
*Plus sales tax
Bachelors $196.95* Includes: Cap, Gown, Tassel, Stole, Diploma Cover, Academic Diploma Frame
Masters $236.95* Includes: Cap, Gown, Hood, Tassel, Stole, Diploma Cover, Academic Diploma Frame
*Plus sales tax
Bachelors $267.00* Includes: Cap, Gown, Tassel, Stole, Diploma Cover, Diploma/Tassel Frame
Masters $307.00* Includes: Cap, Gown, Hood, Tassel, Stole, Diploma Cover, Diploma/Tassel Frame
*Plus sales tax

Purchasing Regalia

Caps and gowns are available at the package price rates online through March 11 and at GradFest only  Pre-ordered regalia can be picked up at GradFest without waiting in long lines. If you pre-order your regalia and cannot attend GradFest, you can pick-up your order anytime after GradFest from the Pioneer Bookstore (Hayward Campus) prior to May 15th. For students who live out-of-the-area, please contact the bookstore to have your regalia shipped if you cannot get to the bookstore prior to May 15th.

After pre-orders close and after GradFest, you will still be able to purchase regalia directly from the Pioneer Bookstore through graduation day. On-line ordering for home delivery is open, and after GradFest items will only be purchased a la carte (no package pricing). Announcements and diploma frames will remain available for purchase online now through May.

Graduates are not required to purchase a new gown, many graduates borrow a gown from graduates who have participated in previous years, or use a black gown from a previous graduation ceremony (i.e. community college). Graduates who have a financial hardship can also apply for a free cap and gown (not a graduation package) through the Gowns for Grads program.

For more information, contact the Pioneer Bookstore at 510-885-3507.