Academic Regalia for Graduate Students

To Purchase Your Regalia

Caps, gowns, and hoods may be purchased at the Nazareth Bookstore starting in April    . The bookstore offers extended hours of operation in April. The regular hours for the semester are:

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Saturday: noon - 3 p.m. 

Students must have all three items — cap, black gown and appropriate hood — to participate in the Commencement ceremony.

If you cannot purchase your academic regalia from the bookstore in person, contact the Bookstore at 585-586-2690 or to prepay and have the regalia shipped to you.

Graduate students who have a black cap and gown from their undergraduate commencement are not required to purchase these items. They do need, however, the appropriate hood for their school and a new tassel.


Have you studied abroad through Nazareth College? Consider ordering an international flag stole to represent your time overseas. The price is $30 cash or check made payable to Nazareth College. For more information, see the email titled "Show Off At Graduation: Study Abroad Stoles" or contact the Center for International Education.

Regalia Costs for Master's Degree Students:

Complete package (cap, gown, hood, tassel) = $

Doctoral Gown (PT students) complete package (cap,gown,hood,tassel) = $

If you purchase each item separately:

  • Graduate Hood:   $
  • Tassel:  $






Academic Regalia Information

Hood color is determined by the degree earned.

  • Master of Science: gold
  • Master of Science in Education: light blue
  • Master of Art: white
  • Master of Social Work: yellow
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy: dark green (teal)

Learn about the history of the academic costume.