Academic Regalia for Graduate Students

To Purchase Your Regalia

Caps, gowns, and hoods may be purchased at the Nazareth Bookstore starting in April 10th. 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) = $72.99

Doctoral Gown (PT students) complete package (cap,gown,hood,tassel) = $94.99

If you purchase each item separately:

  • Graduate Hood:   $34.00
  • Tassel:  $9.99






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.