Regalia and Merchandise

Cap and Gown

ALL students who are participating in commencement must have the proper regalia. The University Bookstore will be selling caps and gowns through June 14. (323) 343-2500.

- Bachelor’s (cap, gown and tassel) = $43.98 + tax
- Master’s (cap, gown, tassel, and hood) = $82.96 + tax
      Master’s (cap, gown, and tassel) = $45.98 + tax
       Master’s hood only = $36.98 + tax

 

Master's Hoods
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 L.A. 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         
Journalism ..................................................... Crimson
Library Science ...................................... Lemon Yellow
Medicine............................................................ 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
Speech ...................................................... Silver Gray

 

University Bookstore hours:
          Mondays-Thursdays: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
          Fridays: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
          Saturdays: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Special Commencement hours:
          June 12: TBD.
          June 13: TBD
          June 14: TBD
 
Faculty Regalia

For faculty rental or purchase of regalia, go to the Customer Service area of the University Bookstore or contact Stan Kosinski, general merchandise manager, at (323) 343-2500 or email GM670@bncollege.com​.  You will need to be measured for your rental or purchase, and the fee will be collected at the time you place your order.

Special orders (size, choice of hood/institution color) for purchases require a minimum of six weeks to fulfill, rentals require four weeks. On-time delivery, size, and choice of hood/institution color cannot be guaranteed with orders placed after the deadline date.

 

Announcements

Mark your milestone with printed announcements for mailing to relatives and friends. The 10-pack includes envelopes and enclosures for $15.98 plus tax at the University Bookstore. Want to personalize your announcements? Visit www.cbgrad.com for a package of 25 for $62.98 (allow three weeks for delivery of personalized announcements). Please note that announcements are not tickets for admission to the ceremony and prices are subject to change.

 

Graduation Portrait

Ultimate Exposures, Cal State L.A.’s senior portrait specialist, will be scheduling appointments on campus in April, May and June. To make an appointment, please click here. Questions about graduation portraits? Contact Ultimate Exposures at (818) 781-9530 or visit www.ultimateexposures.com.

 

Commencement DVD

Commencement is one of life’s most memorable events. Get your official Cal State L.A. Commencement DVD to remember this special occasion for years to come. The DVD features your specific college ceremony, including the procession of the graduates, speakers, on-stage presentations of the master’s hooding and undergraduate awarding of diplomas. The DVD will be mailed mid- to late-July. Questions about the Commencement DVD?  Contact the Cal State L.A. Alumni Association at (323) 343-ALUM (2586) or email alum@cslanet.calstatela.edu.

 

Graduation Day Flowers

Bouquets and leis will be sold at commencement, students and guests are encouraged to pre-order and pick up their leis on campus just right before the ceremony.  Click the link to access Graduation Day Flowers' pre-order page for discounted pricing!  (www.graduationdayflowers.com)