Cap and Gown and Guest Services

Cap and Gown & Guest Services
 
Regalia for Graduating CandidatesFaculty RegaliaPhoto AreasGuest Services

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Graduating candidates participating in the Commencement ceremonies must wear the appropriate academic regalia. You may purchase regalia at Grad Fair on March 20 and 21, 2018, or starting March 22, 2018, at the University Bookstore until the Commencement ceremonies. Online ordering or rentals of bachelor's or master's regalia are currently not available. Questions? Please contact the University Bookstore at (323) 343-2500.

BACHELOR'S REGALIA
Bachelor's Regalia
 
Black bachelor's gown, cap, and tassel
$50.98 + tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MASTER'S REGALIA
Master's Regalia
 
Black master's gown, cap, tassel, and hood*
$91.96 + tax
$37.98 + tax for master's hood only
 
*Hood color designates the specific academic major or discipline. Please see list below.
 
 
 
 
 
DOCTORAL REGALIA
Doctoral Regalia
Doctoral candidates may rent their regalia online through the University Bookstore's vendor Oak Hall by clicking here. On-time delivery and size cannot be guaranteed with orders placed after the deadline date.
To purchase doctoral regalia, please contact Bobby Gagnon at the University Bookstore at (323) 343-2500. Orders can take 4-6 weeks.
For hood color, please make sure to specify if you are a candidate for:
 Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education: Dark Blue
 Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership: Light Blue
 Doctor of Nursing Practice: Apricot
 
 
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

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Faculty may rent regalia online through the University Bookstore's vendor Oak Hall by clicking here. On-time delivery, size and choice of hood/institution color cannot be guaranteed with orders placed after the deadline date. To purchase your regalia, please contact Bobby Gagnon at the University Bookstore at (323) 343-2500. Orders can take 4-6 weeks.

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After the ceremonies, graduates and their guests are encouraged to take photos at one of the designated photo locations on campus:
  • In front of the University Bookstore
  • In front of the University-Student Union
  • In front of the Luckman Theatre
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Alumni Association
The Cal State LA Alumni Association will be selling alumni merchandise and accepting orders for the Commencement DVD, during Commencement in front of the University Bookstore. Graduating candidates are encouraged to pre-order their Commencement DVD by contacting the Alumni Association at (323) 343-2586 or email alum@calstatela.edu. The Commencement DVDs will be shipped 6-8 weeks after the ceremonies.
 
Flowers
Graduation Day Flowers will be selling leis and bouquets during the Cal State LA Commencement ceremonies. Students and guests are encouraged to pre-order for pick up before the ceremony so grads can wear their leis on stage and in pictures.  Click here to access Graduation Day Flowers’ pre-order page!
 
Food Services
The Cal State LA Food Court, Starbucks, Cafe 47, University Club, and the University Bookstore will be open May 21 – 25, 2018. Operation hours will be posted in Spring 2018.
 
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 during Grad Fair and in April and May.
 
University Bookstore
The University Bookstore will be open during Commencement and will have academic regalia, graduation gifts, and University merchandise are available for purchase.          
 
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Commencement Hotline: (323) 343-4723  | commencement@calstatela.edu
 
All information is subject to change. Please visit the website regularly for the most up-to-date information.
Updated: February 10, 2018