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Regalia & Merchandise

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

Regalia (caps and gowns) will be available for purchase in-person only at the University Bookstore starting March 23, 2022, until Commencement week.

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.

Bachelor's Degree Regalia:
Black Cap, black bachelor's degree gown, and black tassel with 2022 charm - $52.98

Regalia will be available for purchase at the University Bookstore starting March 23, 2022 until Commencement week. 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.

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. The Commemorative black and golden rod yellow tassel sold at the University Bookstore, OR the tassel with the University seal as part of the Alumni Association Grad Pack 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.

Master's Degree Regalia:
Black Cap, black master's degree gown, and black tassel with 2022 charm - $55.98
Master hood - $43.98

Regalia will be available for purchase at the University Bookstore starting March 23, 2022 until Commencement week. 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.

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. The Commemorative black and golden rod yellow tassel sold at the University Bookstore, OR the tassel with the University seal as part of the Alumni Association Grad Pack 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.

Doctoral Degree Regalia:
Black tam with gold tassel, black doctoral degree robe, and doctoral hood

Doctoral regalia will need to be pre-ordered at the University Bookstore. Custom doctoral regalia must be ordered no later than April 1, 2022, and regular doctoral regalia must be ordered by April 15, 2022. For more information, please contact (323) 343-2500.

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 and merchandise 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
  • Custom 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)

UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE

Regalia (cap and gown) and other Commencement-related merchandise (sashes, etc…) will be available for purchase at the University Bookstore starting March 23, until Commencement week. 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.

GRADUATION PORTRAITS

GradImages, the official graduation portrait photographers, will be at Cal State LA in the months of April and May to provide graduation portrait services. All portrait appointments will meet at the University-Student Union. To schedule an appointment, please click on the links below:

Schedule a portrait appointment in April.

Schedule a portrait appointment in May.

For portrait questions or to reschedule an appointment, please contact Lindsey Bert with GradImages at [email protected]. You may also contact the Cal State LA Alumni Association at [email protected] or at 323-343-2586.

FLOWERS

The Commencement Group is the official flower vendor for the Cal State LA Commencement ceremonies. You can pre-order flowers at their website, and they will be available to be picked up on campus the day of Commencement. To retrieve your order, please stop by the booth located conveniently near the Commencement Pavilion before the ceremony begins.

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All information, including Commencement related activities, are subject to change.
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Updated: May 9, 2022