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Academic Regalia

Cap and Gown update from the Bookstore

Graduates who pre-ordered their cap and gown packages online can contact Herff Jones customer service line at 1-800-837-4235 for regalia refunds. Custom graduation announcements are non-refundable.

Graduates who pre-ordered their cap and gown packages in store can contact 1106mgr@follett.com for regalia refunds.

Graduates who choose to keep their regalia packages and need them shipped home may contact 1106mgr@follett.com.

Those graduates wishing to pick up their regalia in person may do so when the Pioneer Bookstore reopens at a later date.

Graduates who have not yet purchased their regalia and still want to, will be able to purchase online in the near future. You will be notified once the online order site is available.

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. The ceremony will be outdoors in Pioneer Stadium. Sunblock is recommended. Please wear appropriate clothing under your gown. Spiked high heels are prohibited.

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 $97.00* Includes: Cap, Gown, Tassel, Stole, Diploma Cover
Masters $137.00* Includes: Cap, Gown, Hood, Tassel, Stole, Diploma Cover
*Plus sales tax
Bachelors $160.00* Includes: Cap, Gown, Tassel, Stole, Diploma Cover, 25 graduation announcements
Masters $200.00* Includes: Cap, Gown, Hood, Tassel, Stole, Diploma Cover, 25 graduation announcements
*Plus sales tax
Bachelors $191.95* Includes: Cap, Gown, Tassel, Stole, Diploma Cover, Academic Diploma Frame
Masters $231.95* Includes: Cap, Gown, Hood, Tassel, Stole, Diploma Cover, Academic Diploma Frame
*Plus sales tax
Bachelors $262.00* Includes: Cap, Gown, Tassel, Stole, Diploma Cover, Diploma/Tassel Frame
Masters $302.00* 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 February 16 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 16th. 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 16th.

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 will reopen on March 27th for home delivery only, and items can 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 Pioneers for HOPE. Click the following link to apply https://www.csueastbay.edu/hope/ by March 17, 2020.

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

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