Regalia & Guest Services

REGALIA AND GUEST SERVICES

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 during Grad Fair on April 10 and 11, 2019, or starting April 15, 2019, until the commencement ceremonies. Online ordering or rentals are currently not available. Questions? Please contact the University Bookstore at (323) 343-2500.

Bachelor's Degree RegaliaBachelor's Degree Regalia
 
Black cap, black bachelor's gown, and black tassel
$50.98 + tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Master's Degree RegaliaMaster's Degree Regalia
 
Black cap, black master's gown, black tassel, and master’s hood
$91.96 + tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Doctoral Degrees RegaliaDoctoral Regalia
 
Doctoral tam, doctoral gown, gold tassel, and doctoral hood. Order will require at least 6 weeks.
Not available at Grad Fair, contact the University Bookstore for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER'S HOOD COLORS

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

Purple

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

DOCTORAL HOOD COLORS

The color or colors of the silk lining of the hood worn over the academic robe of each doctoral candidate represent(s) the academic institution from which they graduated. The official colors of Cal State LA are black and gold. Doctoral hood will have "panels" at the sides of the hood that lie cape-like across the back. The color of the velvet band around the hood designates the specific academic major or discipline as follows:

Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education

Dark Blue

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

Light Blue

Doctor of Nursing Practice Apricot

FACULTY REGALIA

Faculty may rent or purchase regalia online through the University Bookstore's vendor Oak Hall in early spring 2019. To ensure on-time delivery, size, and choice of hood/institution color, please place your order 6 - 8 weeks in advance before regalia is needed. 

For questions, please contact Bobby Gagnon at the University Bookstore at (323) 343-2500.

FLOWERS

Graduation Day Flowers will be selling leis and bouquets during Commencement at various locations on campus. You can also pre-order online and pick-up your flowers near the ceremony entrance.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Grad Images will be taking graduation portraits on campus during Grad Fair and during the months of April and May. Additional portrait sessions may be added in spring 2019. To make an appointment, please check back in early spring.

Grad Images will also be taking pictures of the graduating candidates during Commencement on stage. After the ceremonies, electronic proofs are emailed to the candidates for purchase of their photos. Please make sure to complete the back on the name card during check-in to ensure receipt of the digital proofs.

Questions about commencement photography? Please contact the Alumni Association at (323) 343-2586 or email alum@calstatela.edu.

OTHER GUEST SERVICES

FOOD SERVICES

The Food Court, Starbucks, Cafe 47, and the University Bookstore will be open May 20 to 24, 2019. Operation hours will be posted in spring 2019.

UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE

The University Bookstore will be open during commencement and will have academic regalia, graduation gifts, and University merchandise.