Caps and Gowns

All graduates and faculty will dress in traditional cap, gown, and tassel in accordance with their degree level (see Regalia Guide below). 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.

Caps, gowns, and tassels may be purchased online through Jostens at least 7 weeks prior to the ceremony date to avoid penalty fees. Online orders are unique to Purdue Global's colors, and we recommend ordering online to ensure the correct items are received. Ordering link will be available on the ceremony's location page when registration opens.

Ordering Instructions

  1. Review the Regalia Guide below to determine your Jostens selection.
  2. Find your graduation ceremony and click the ordering link on your ceremony's page.
  3. Select the appropriate gown for your degree level.
  4. Enter exact height and weight details for an accurate fit.
  5. Select your major/curriculum to receive the correct tassel or hood (see Listing of Degree Colors below).
  6. Fill in your billing and shipping details.
  7. Complete your order.
  8. Print or save your confirmation.

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 see 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.

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Regalia Guide

Degree Level Cap Gown Tassel Hood Jostens Gowns Selection
Associate's Degree Black Black Degree color No hood Student-All other degrees
Bachelor's Degree Black Black Degree color No hood Student-All other degrees
Pre-Master's Certificate Black Black Degree color No hood Student-All other degrees
Master's Degree Black Black Black Degree color Student-All other degrees
Post-Master's Certificate Black Black Black No hood Student-Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate Degree (Non-Concord) Black Black Black Degree color Student-All other degrees
Juris Doctorate/EJD (Concord) Black Black Black Purple Student-Concord Law

Listing of Degree Colors

Degree Degree Color Jostens Selection
Accounting  Drab  Business 
Addictions  Gold  Psychology 
Applied Behavioral Analysis  Gold  Psychology 
Autism  Gold  Psychology 
Business Administration  Drab  Business 
Child and Family Services  White  Social and Behavioral Sciences 
Cisco Networks  Red  Information Technology 
Communications  White  Social and Behavioral Sciences 
Computer Forensics  Red  Information Technology 
Corrections  Peacock  Criminal Justice 
Criminal Justice  Peacock  Criminal Justice 
Criminology  Peacock  Criminal Justice 
Cyber Security  Red  Information Technology 
Early Childhood Development  White  Social and Behavioral Sciences 
Education  Light Blue  Education 
Educational Psychology  Light Blue  Education 
Environmental Policy  Purple  Legal Studies 
Finance  Drab  Business 
Fire and Emergency Management  Peacock  Fire Science 
Fire Science  Peacock  Fire Science 
Gerontology  Apricot  Nursing 
Health and Wellness  Salmon Health Sciences
Health Education  Salmon Health Sciences
Health Information Technology  Salmon Health Sciences
Health Informatics  Salmon Health Sciences
Health Sciences  Salmon Health Sciences
Healthcare Administration  Salmon Health Sciences
Higher Education  Light Blue  Education 
Homeland Security  Peacock  Criminal Justice 
Human Resources  Drab  Business 
Human Services  White  Social and Behavioral Sciences 
Information Security  Red  Information Technology 
Information Technology  Red  Information Technology  
Instructional Design  Light Blue  Education 
Legal Secretary  Purple  Legal Studies 
Legal Studies  Purple  Legal Studies  
Liberal Studies  White  Social and Behavioral Sciences 
Management  Drab  Business 
Medical Assistant  Salmon  Health Sciences 
Medical Billing and Coding  Salmon  Health Sciences  
Medical Office Management  Salmon  Health Sciences 
Microsoft Operating Systems  Red  Information Technology  
Nurse Educator  Apricot  Nursing 
Nurse Practitioner  Apricot  Nursing  
Nursing  Apricot  Health Sciences 
Nutrition Science  Salmon  Health Sciences  
Oracle Database Management  Red  Information Technology 
Paralegal Studies  Purple  Legal Studies  
Practical Nursing  Apricot  Nursing 
Professional Studies  White  Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Project Management  Drab  Business 
Psychology  Gold  Psychology 
Public Administration  Peacock  Criminal Justice 
Public Health  Salmon  Health Sciences 
Software Development   Red  Information Technology