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Regalia & Attire

Graduating candidates participating in the Commencement ceremonies must wear the appropriate academic attire. Regalia represent the three principal levels of academic achievement at Cal State LA.

Regalia will be available for purchase only at the University Bookstore in spring 2022.

BACHELOR'S DEGREE REGALIA

Cal State LA Bachelor's Regalia
Acknowledgement: Congratulations to Victoria Ashley Florez and Joshua Samuel Gregorious,
who both graduated in spring of 2020 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology.

Details:

  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. Commemorative black and golden rod yellow tassel sold at the University Bookstore can also be worn. 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.
     
  2. The black bachelor's degree gowns have bell shaped sleeves.

MASTER'S DEGREE REGALIA

Cal State LA Master's Degree Regalia Set 1

Cal State LA Master's Degree Regalia Set 2

Acknowledgement: Congratulations to Jocelyn Diane Rodriguez,
who graduated in spring 2020 with a Master of Science degree in Biology.

Details:

  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. Commemorative black and golden rod yellow tassel sold at the University Bookstore can also be worn. For master’s degree candidates, the tassel should already be worn on the left side since they have already earned their first degree.
     
  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. 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 below).

MASTER'S HOOD COLORS

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

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

Economics | Copper
Master of Arts in Economics

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

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

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

Journalism | Crimson

Law | Purple

Library Science | Yellow

Medicine | Kelly Green

Music | Pink
Master of Arts in Music
Master of Music

Nursing | Apricot
Master of Science in Nursing

Natural Science | Maroon

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

Physical Education | Sage Green
Master of Science in Kinesiology

Public Administration | Peacock Blue
Master of Public Administration

Public Health | Salmon
Master of Public Health

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

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 Mexican American Studies
Master of Arts in Political Science
Master of Arts in Psychology
Master of Arts in Sociology

Social Work | Citron
Master of Social Work

Speech | Silver Gray

DOCTORAL DEGREE REGALIA

 

Cal State LA Doctoral Degree Regalia Set 1

Cal State LA Doctoral Degree Regalia Set 2

Acknowledgement: Congratulations to Synethia Geraldine Ennis Palmer,
who is graduated in fall 2020 with a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership.

Details:

  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.
     
  3. The robe also have three black velvet chevrons on each sleeve.
     
  4. The doctoral degree hood when folded have two panels at the bottom.
     
  5. The doctoral hood represents the degree granting institution, and the specific degree earned. 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 below).

DOCTORAL HOOD COLORS

Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education | Dark Blue
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership | Light Blue
Doctor of Nursing Practice | Apricot
Doctor of Audiology | Rhodes Blue

OTHER COMMENCEMENT-RELATED ATTIRE

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

  • Honor Cords (if applicable)
  • Veteran Cords (if applicable)
  • Donor Cords (if applicable)
  • University sashes / stoles
  • Custom sashes / stoles
  • Medals and awards from their academic department (if applicable)
  • Military uniform (underneath the academic gown only)

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All information, including Commencement related dates and activities,
are subject to change based on updated COVID-19 state and county regulations.
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Updated: November 3, 2021