Cap and Gown and Guest Services

Student Regalia

Graduating candidates participating in the Commencement ceremonies must wear the appropriate academic regalia. You may purchase regalia at Grad Fair or at the University Bookstore. 
 

Bachelor's Regalia Master's Regalia Doctorate Regalia

$44.98 + tax

Cap, gown and tassel

$97.94 + tax

Cap, gown, tassel and hood

 

$36.98 + tax

Master's hood only

$103.96 + tax

Doctorate cap, gown, tassel and hood

 

$47.98 + tax

Doctorate hood only

 

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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 and Letters ................................................ White         

Business and Business Administration ..............Taupe       

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nutritional Science .......................................... Maroon

Philosophy ................................................... Dark Blue

Physical Education ................................... Sage Green

Public Administration .............................. Peacock Blue

Science..................................................................Gold

 

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Faculty Regalia 

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Faculty may rent or purchase regalia at the customer service desk in the University Bookstore.  

Orders for purchase require six to eight weeks to fulfill, while rentals require four to six weeks. 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 (323) 343-2500. 

 

 

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Guest Services

The following vendors will be on campus for Commencement:

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    Alumni Association
    - Alumni merchandise
    - Commencement DVD

    Flowers
    Bouquets and leis will be sold during Commencement at various locations on campus. Graduating candidates and guests are encouraged to pre-order and pick up their flowers before the ceremony.
     

    Food Services
    - Food Court 
    Concession stands at University Athletics Stadium and on Main Walkway
    - Starbucks

    University Bookstore
    - Academic regalia
    - Graduation gifts
    - University merchandise

    Photography 
    A contracted photography company 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. 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.