Graduate Cap, Gown, and Hood


CAPS, GOWNS, AND HOODS

Regalia (caps, gowns, and hoods) is required for participation in the Graduate Hooding and Graduate Commencement ceremonies. All gowns are black, and hood and tassel colors depend upon your degree.

ORDERING

You will need to purchase your cap, gown, and tassel online through Herff-Jones by Friday, March 5, 2021. If you do not purchase your regalia by March 5, you will not receive it in time for the Commencement ceremony.

If you would like to order a hood and/or tassel only, without cap and gown (i.e. you are borrowing a black cap and master’s or doctoral gown from a friend), they will be available for individual purchase at the SPU Bookstore. 

FOR DOCTORAL GRADUATES ONLY:

 If you are or will be employed in an academic environment, where you will need to wear regalia on an annual basis, you may want to consider purchasing higher quality, custom doctoral robes. You may contact our Herff-Jones rep directly to order custom SPU doctoral robes. (If you are ordering custom robes, the order-by date of March 5 mentioned above does not apply to you.) For a preview of the custom SPU doctoral robes, click here.

If you have any issues or questions associated with ordering regalia, please contact the Bookstore at 206-281-2137 or bookstore@spu.edu.

ANNOUNCEMENTS, DIPLOMA FRAMES, AND CLASS RINGS

You can order announcements, diploma frames, and class rings through the Herff-Jones website. Diploma frames are also available in the SPU Bookstore.

WEARING YOUR REGALIA

As a master’s and doctoral graduate, you will wear your tassel on the left side of your cap or tam.