REGALIA FOR GRADUATING CANDIDATES
Graduating candidates participating in the Commencement ceremonies must wear the appropriate academic regalia. You may purchase regalia at Grad Fair on March 20 and 21, 2018, or starting March 22, 2018, at the University Bookstore until the Commencement ceremonies. Online ordering or rentals of bachelor's or master's regalia are currently not available. Questions? Please contact the University Bookstore at (323) 343-2500.
Black bachelor's gown, cap, and tassel
$50.98 + tax
Black master's gown, cap, tassel, and hood*
$91.96 + tax
$37.98 + tax for master's hood only
*Hood color designates the specific academic major or discipline. Please see list below.
Doctoral candidates may rent their regalia online through the University Bookstore's vendor Oak Hall. The website to place your order will be available early 2018. On-time delivery and size cannot be guaranteed with orders placed after the deadline date.
To purchase doctoral regalia, please contact Bobby Gagnon at the University Bookstore at (323) 343-2500. Orders can take 4-6 weeks.
For hood color, please make sure to specify if you are a candidate for:
Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education: Dark Blue
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership: Light Blue
Doctor of Nursing Practice: Apricot
Master's Hood Colors
The color or colors of the silk lining of the hood worn over the academic robe of each master's participant represent(s) the academic institution from which they graduated. The official colors of Cal State LA are black and gold. The color of the velvet band around the hood designates the specific academic major or discipline as follows:
Arts, Letters, Humanities: White
Business Administration: Taupe
Education: Light Blue
Fine Arts: Brown
Library Science: Lemon Yellow
Medicine: Kelly Green
Nutritional Science: Maroon
Philosophy: Dark Blue
Physical Education: Sage Green
Public Administration: Peacock Blue
Science: Golden Yellow
Social Science: Cream
Social Work: Citron
Speech: Silver Gray
Faculty may rent or purchase regalia online through the University Bookstore's vendor Oak Hall. The website to place your order will be available early 2018. On-time delivery, size and choice of hood/institution color cannot be guaranteed with orders placed after the deadline date.
For questions, please contact Bobby Gagnon at the University Bookstore at (323) 343-2500.
After the ceremonies, graduates and their guests are encouraged to take photos at one of the designated photo locations on campus:
The Cal State LA Alumni Association will be selling alumni merchandise and accepting orders for the Commencement DVD, during Commencement in front of the University Bookstore. Graduating candidates are encouraged to pre-order their Commencement DVD by contacting the Alumni Association at (323) 343-2586 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Commencement DVDs will be shipped 6-8 weeks after the ceremonies.
Graduation Day Flowers will be selling leis and bouquets during Commencement at various locations on campus.
The Cal State LA Food Court, Starbucks, Cafe 47, University Club, and the University Bookstore will be open May 21 – 25, 2018. Operation hours will be posted in Spring 2018.
Grad Images will take photos of each graduating candidate on stage. Graduating candidates will receive digital proofs of their photos within 5 to 7 days following the ceremony. After the ceremony, photos may be ordered online. For graduation portraits, Grad Images will be on campus during Grad Fair and in April and May.
The University Bookstore will be open during commencement and will have academic regalia, graduation gifts, and University merchandise are available for purchase.
All information is subject to change. Please visit the website regularly for the most up-to-date information.
Updated: January 12, 2018