Caps and Gowns

Beginning with the August 10, 2019, ceremony, all graduates will dress in black caps and gowns with gold and black tassels. Caps, gowns, and tassels must be purchased online through Jostens during the registration window for the specified ceremony to avoid penalty fees. Late orders are not guaranteed, and caps and gowns will not be available for purchase at the theater on graduation day.

graduate in cap and gown

Cap and Gown Packages

Cap and gown packages include:

  • Associate's, bachelor's, certificate, and diploma graduates: cap, gown, and tassel
  • Master's graduates: cap, gown with batwing sleeves, tassel, and degree-color hood
  • Doctorate graduates: cap, gown with degree-color velvet strips, tassel, and degree-color hood

See guide below for master's and doctorate degree colors.

Ordering Instructions

  • Find your graduation ceremony and click the ordering link on your ceremony's page.
  • Select the appropriate gown for your degree level.
  • Enter exact height and weight details for an accurate fit.
  • Select your major/curriculum to receive the correct hood (master's and doctorate graduates only; see Listing of Degree Colors below).
  • Fill in your billing and shipping details.
  • Complete your order.
  • Print or save your confirmation.

What to Wear Under Your Gown

When choosing attire to wear under your gown, remember that the gown falls mid-calf. Business or business casual clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended.

Order Deadlines

Cap and gown order deadlines are designed to ensure orders are received in time. Graduates who miss their ceremony's ordering deadline should contact Jostens' Customer Service at 800-854-7464 to ask if a late order will be accepted.

Late orders are not guaranteed and may be subject to express mailing fees. Do not place your order over the phone unless you’ve missed the deadline.

Listing of Hood Colors for Master's and Doctorate Graduates

Degree Hood Color Jostens Selection
Accounting Drab Business
Business Administration Drab Business
Criminal Justice Peacock Criminal Justice
Cybersecurity Red Information Technology
Education Light Blue Education
Educational Psychology Light Blue Education
Finance Drab Business
Health Care Administration Salmon Health Sciences
Health Education Salmon Health Sciences
Health Informatics Salmon Health Sciences
Health Information Management Salmon Health Sciences
Higher Education Light Blue Education
Homeland Security and Management Peacock Criminal Justice
Human Services White Social and Behavioral Sciences
Information Technology Red Information Technology
Instructional Design and Technology Light Blue Education
Juris Doctor Purple Concord Law School
Legal Studies Purple Legal Studies
Nursing Apricot Nursing
Psychology Gold Psychology
Public Administration Peacock Criminal Justice
Public Health Salmon Health Sciences
Teaching Light Blue Education