Academic Regalia for Graduate Students

Order your regalia


  • Last day to order for in-store pick up: March 1, 2024. Then pick ups are available beginning April 10 at the graduation fair.
  • Last day to order for ship-to-home service: April 5, 2024

DPT students will be able to buy separates this year, but please be mindful of what items you will need for your ceremony.

Requirement: Students must have all three items — cap, black gown and appropriate hood — to participate in the Commencement ceremony. The bookstore on campus (map) will have regalia items — caps, gowns, and hoods — available up until the day of commencement. If you have a black cap and gown from your undergraduate commencement, you can use those again. You need to get the appropriate hood for your school and a new tassel.

Questions: Contact the bookstore directly at 585-586-2690.


The campus bookstore (map) regular hours for the semester

  • Monday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (Extended to 6 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2024)
  • Also open Saturday, May 18, 2024, 9 a.m.—5 p.m.

Graduating Students who Studied Abroad

If you participated in an international program during your time at Nazareth, you may purchase a stole representing your time overseas to wear at graduation. 2024 Order Form: Study Abroad Flag Stole

If you have questions, contact Joshua Fess in the Center for International Education, jfess2@naz.edu585-389-2373.

2024 Regalia Costs for Master's Degree Students

Complete package (cap, gown, hood, tassel): $95

If you purchase each item separately:

  • Masters hood only: $39
  • Masters cap and gown and tassel only: $56
  • Tassel only: $8
  • Cap only: $10

Doctoral (DPT students) complete package (cap, gown, hood, tassel): $170

Academic Regalia Information

Hood color is determined by the degree earned.

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

How to Determine Hood Color

Hood color is determined by the degree type.  Refer to the charts below for the appropriate color.  If you are unsure what your degree type is check NazNet - in the Student Planning module - My Progress - it is listed in the At a Glance section.  Example.



Learn about the history of the academic costume.