Cap and Gown and Guest Services

 
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REGALIA FOR GRADUATING CANDIDATES

Graduating candidates participating in the Commencement ceremonies must wear the appropriate academic regalia. You may purchase regalia at the University Bookstore. Online ordering or rentals are currently not available. Questions? Please contact the University Bookstore at (323) 343-2500.

Bachelor's Regalia Master's Regalia Doctorate Regalia

$50.98 + tax

Cap, gown and tassel

$91.96+ tax

Cap, gown, tassel and hood

 

$37.98 + tax

Master's hood only

Contact the Bookstore

Doctorate cap, gown, tassel and hood

 

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Master's Hood Colors

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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       

Economics ...................................................... Copper  

Education .................................................... Light Blue        

Engineering ......................................................Orange       

Fine Arts ........................................................... Brown

​Journalism...................................................... Crimson

                     Law.................................................................... Puple

Library Science......................................Lemon Yellow

Medicine................................................... Kelly Green     

Music ................................................................... Pink

Nursing ............................................................ Apricot

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

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FACULTY REGALIA
 

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Faculty may rent or purchase regalia online through the University Bookstore's vendor Oak Hall.

Please visit the website to place your order. 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. 

 

 

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GUEST SERVICES

The following authorized vendors will be on campus before and during commencement:

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    Alumni Association
    - Commencement DVD
    - Alumni Merchandise
     
    To order the Commencement DVD, please contact the Alumni Association at (323) 343-2586 or email alum@calstatela.edu.

     

    Flowers
    Graduation Day Flowers will be selling leis and bouquets during Commencement at various locations on campus. Graduating candidates and guests are encouraged to pre-order for pick-up before the ceremony. All pre-orders receive a discount: buy 1 item, get the 2nd item 50% off.
     

    Food Services
    The following food vendors will be available on campus during the ceremonies:
    - Golden Eagle Hospitality inside the University Stadium and the Main Walkway
    - Food Court at the Golden Eagle Building
    - University Bookstore at the Golden Eagle Building
    - Starbucks at the University-Student Union
     
    University Bookstore
    The University Bookstore will be open during commencement* and will have a small tent on the Main Walkway near the University Stadium. Both locations will have:
    - Academic regalia
    - Graduation gifts
    - University merchandise
     
    * Hours of operation will be posted in May.

     

    Photography

    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 in April and May. To schedule an appointment, please click here.

    The University photographer will be on the field taking photos of the event. A photo gallery will be available for download on Flickr within a couple days after the event.