REGALIA, MERCHANDISE, AND SERVICES



Please make sure to click on all the sections below to get more information about regalia and other Commencement related merchandise. and services.

 

Academic Regalia

Graduating students participating in the Commencement ceremonies must wear the appropriate academic attire. Regalia represents the three principal levels of academic achievement at Cal State LA: bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

 

 
Elias Geronimo De Leon Bachelor's Regalia picture 1, 2, and 3

Congratulations to Elias Geronimo De Leon who will be graduating spring 2024
with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology
from the College of Natural and Social Sciences.

Black cap (mortarboard), black bachelor's degree gown, and black tassel

  1. Bachelor's degree candidates wear a black mortarboard (cap) with black tassel with the current academic year charm. The black tassel reflects the primary University color. The Commemorative black and golden rod yellow tassel, sold at the University Bookstore, can also be worn.
     
  2. The black bachelor's degree gowns have bell shaped sleeves.
     
  3. For bachelor’s degree candidates, the tassel should be worn on the right side. Once the bachelor's degrees are conferred during Commencement, the tassel will be turned to the left side signifying the completion of the first degree.

PURCHASE INFORMATION:

Bachelor's Degree Regalia Bundle: $59.98 + Tax
Black cap (mortarboard), black bachelor's degree gown, and black tassel with 2024 charm

Regalia will be available for in-person purchase only at the University Bookstore starting March 25, 2024, until Commencement. In addition, the University Bookstore will have a satellite location at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall Lobby, on May 20 and 21, 2024.

For more information, please visit the University Bookstore website or contact (323) 343-2500. You can also follow them on their Instagram page to get the most up-to-date information regarding regalia and Commencement related merchandise.

 
Aisha Groce Master's Regalia picture 1, 2, and 3
Aisha Groce Master's Regalia picture 4, 5, and 6

Congratulations to Aisha Jasmine Groce who graduated fall 2023
with a Master of Business Administration degree
from the College of Business and Economics.

 

Black cap (mortarboard), black master's degree gown, black tassel, and Master's hood associated with degree.

  1. Master's degree candidates wear the same black mortarboard (cap) with black tassel with the current academic year charm as the bachelor's degree candidates. The black tassel reflects the primary University color. The Commemorative black and golden rod yellow tassel, sold at the University Bookstore, can also be worn.
     
  2. The black master's degree gowns have longer extended sleeves.
     
  3. The master’s degree hood when folded have a bottom panel similar to the sleeve of the gown.
     
  4. The master’s hood represents the degree granting institution, and the specific degree earned.
     
  5. Hoods for Cal State LA are distinguished by a black and golden rod yellow lining (official University colors). The outside velvet band color around the hood designates the specific academic major or discipline (see list below).
     
  6. For master’s degree candidates, the tassel should already be worn on the left side since they have already earned their first degree.

PURCHASE INFORMATION:

Master's Degree Bundle: $63.98 + Tax
Black cap (mortarboard), black master's degree gown, and black tassel with 2024 charm

Master's hood: $49.98 + Tax
Hoods are required for the ceremony. The Hood color is associated with the degree you are receiving. Please see below.

Regalia will be available for in-person purchase only at the University Bookstore starting March 25, 2024, until Commencement. In addition, the University Bookstore will have a satellite location at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall Lobby, on May 20 and 21, 2024.

For more information, please visit the University Bookstore website or contact (323) 343-2500. You can also follow them on their Instagram page to get the most up-to-date information regarding regalia and Commencement related merchandise.


MASTER'S HOOD COLORS:

Masters Hood - White

Arts, Letters, Humanities | White
Master of Arts in Art
                 Master of Arts in Communication Studies
                 Master of Arts in English
                 Master of Arts in Spanish
                 Master of Arts in Television, Film, and Media Studies
                 Master of Arts in Theatre Arts

Masters Hood - Taupe

Business Administration | Taupe
Master of Business Administration
                 Master of Science in Accounting
                 Master of Science in Business Administration
                 Master of Science in Healthcare Management
                 Master of Science in Information Systems

Masters Hood - Copper

Economics | Copper
Master of Arts in Economics
 

Masters Hood - Light Blue

Education | Light Blue
Master of Arts in Education
                 Master of Arts in Educational Administration
                 Master of Arts in Educational Technology
                 Master of Arts in Special Education
                 Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
                 Master of Science in Counseling

Masters Hood - Orange

Engineering | Orange
Master of Arts in Industrial and Technical Studies
                 Master of Science in Civil Engineering
                 Master of Science in Computer Science
                 Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
                 Master of Science in Industrial Management
                 Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering
                 Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Masters Hood - Brown

Fine Arts | Brown
Master of Fine Arts in Art
                 Master of Fine Arts in Television, Film, and Theatre

Masters Hood - Pink

Music | Pink
Master of Arts in Music
                 Master of Music

Masters Hood - Apricot

Nursing | Apricot
Master of Science in Nursing
 

Masters Hood - Royal Blue

Philosophy | Dark Blue (Royal)
Master of Arts in Philosophy
 

Masters Hood - Sage Green

Physical Education | Sage Green
Master of Science in Kinesiology
 

Masters Hood - Peacock Blue

Public Administration | Peacock Blue
Master of Public Administration
 

Masters Hood - Salmon

Public Health | Salmon
Master of Public Health
 

Masters Hood - Yellow

Science | Golden Yellow
Master of Science in Biology
                 Master of Science in Chemistry
                 Master of Science in Criminalistics
                 Master of Science in Environmental Science
                 Master of Science in Geological Science
                 Master of Science in Mathematics
                 Master of Science in Nutritional Science
                 Master of Science in Physics

Masters Hood - Cream

Social Science | Cream
Master of Arts in Anthropology
                 Master of Arts in Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies
                 Master of Arts in Child Development
                 Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders
                 Master of Arts in Geography
                 Master of Arts in History
                 Master of Arts in Latin American Studies
                 Master of Arts in Political Science
                 Master of Arts in Psychology
                 Master of Arts in Sociology

Masters Hood - Citron

Social Work | Citron
Master of Social Work

 
Various photos of the Doctoral regalia 1 - 3
Various photos of the Doctoral regalia 4 - 6

Congratulations to Ameinah Diauna Thomas who is graduating summer 2024
with a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership degree
from the College of Education.

 

Black tam with gold tassel, black doctoral degree robe, and doctoral hood associated with academic discipline.

  1. Doctoral degree candidates wear a black tam with gold tassel.
     
  2. The black doctoral degree robes have a black velvet panel running down the middle front. The robe also have three black velvet chevrons on each sleeve.
     
  3. The doctoral degree hood when folded have two panels at the bottom.
     
  4. The doctoral hood represents the degree granting institution, and the specific degree earned.
     
  5. Hoods for Cal State LA are distinguished by a black and golden rod yellow lining (official University colors). The outside velvet band is wider compared to a master’s degree hood, and have "panels" at the sides of the hood that lie cape-like across the back. The color around the hood correspond to the academic degree program (please see list below).
     
  6. For doctoral degree candidates, the tassel should already be worn on the left side since they have already earned their first degree.

PURCHASE INFORMATION:

Doctoral regalia must be preordered through the University Bookstore's regalia vendor, Oak Hall, by visiting the doctoral degree regalia order form.  Hoods are required for the ceremony. The Hood color is associated with the degree you are receiving. Please see below.

  • Custom doctoral regalia must be ordered by March 17, 2024 (deadline passed)
  • Regular doctoral regalia must be ordered by early April 19, 2024 (deadline passed)

DOCTORAL HOOD COLORS:

Doctoral Hood - Dark Blue

Philosophy | Dark Blue
Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education
 

Doctoral Hood - Light Blue

Education | Light Blue
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
 

Doctoral Hood - Apricot

Nursing | Apricot
Doctor of Nursing Practice
 

Doctoral Hood - Rhodes Blue

Audiology | Rhodes Blue
Doctor of Audiology

Merchandise and Services

The following are Commencement-related attire that are not official regalia but can be worn during Commencement.

  • Honor Cords (if applicable)
  • Veterans Cord (if applicable)
  • Donor Cords (if applicable)
  • University sashes / stoles*
  • Medals and awards from their academic department (if applicable)
  • Traditional tribal regalia or recognized objects of religious or cultural significance as an adornment
  • Military uniform (underneath the academic gown only)

* Item can be purchased at the University Bookstore.

Custom Sashes/Stoles

When ordering order custom sash or stole, please make sure the official name or approved nicknames are used for the University:

California State University, Los Angeles
Cal State LA (no periods in the abbreviation for LA)
Cal State Los Angeles

You can order through:

BACHELOR'S AND MASTER'S DEGREE REGALIA
Regalia (cap and gown) for bachelor’s and master’s students will be available for in-person purchase only at the University Bookstore starting March 25, 2024, until Commencement.

DOCTORAL DEGREE REGALIA
For doctoral degree candidates, regalia must be preordered through the University Bookstore's regalia vendor, Oak Hall. Custom doctoral regalia must be ordered by March 17, 2024, and regular doctoral regalia must be ordered by April 19, 2024, by visiting the doctoral degree regalia order form.

Here is a list of items that can also be purchased at the University Bookstore:

STORE HOURS:

Monday - Thursday | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday | 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday | Closed

During Commencement, the University Bookstore will have a satellite location at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall Lobby, on May 20 and 21, 2024, with limited merchandise.

For more information, please visit the University Bookstore website or contact 323-343-2500. You can also follow the bookstore’s Instagram page to get the most up-to-date information, including store hours.

The Commencement Group is the official flower vendor for the Cal State LA Commencement ceremonies. You can preorder flowers at the Commencement Group Pre-Order page, and they will be available to be picked up at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall, the day of Commencement. To retrieve your order, please stop by their booths conveniently located throughout the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Grad Images will be at Cal State LA in April and May providing graduation portraits services. To schedule an appointment, please click on the links below:

Grad Fair (April 11)  Portraits Schedule

April Portraits Schedule

May Portraits Schedule

Contact:
For portraits questions or to reschedule an appointment, please contact Lindsey Bert at [email protected]. You may also contact the Cal State LA Alumni Association at [email protected] or at (323) 343-2586.

If you and your guests are looking for hotel accommodations near the Los Angeles Convention Center, the following properties are conveniently across the street and offering a DTLA Local Event Promo rate.

Book a room with the DTLA Local Event Promo rate.

For more information about each property, please visit their specific websites.


California State University, Los Angeles | Commencement
All information, including dates and activities, are subject to change.
Updated: May 20, 2024


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