Academic Regalia for Graduate Students

To Purchase Your Regalia

Caps, gowns, and hoods may be purchased at the Nazareth Bookstore starting April 13, 2015.  The bookstore will be offering extended hours of operation on Monday, April 13th from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.   The regular hours for the semester are: Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  NOTE: 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, you can contact the Bookstore directly by 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".  To request an international flag stole, you must complete the online order form and submit your payment by Wednesday, April 15th. For more information, see the email titled "Show Off At Graduation: Study Abroad Stoles" in your inbox or call the Center for International Education at (585) 389-2371. 

Regalia Costs for Master's Degree Students:

Complete package (cap, gown, hood, tassel) = $62.99

If you purchase each item separately:

  • Graduate Cap/Gown: $52.99
  • Graduate Hood: $42.99
  • Tassel: $9.99
  • Shipping: (if needed) $6.95

For Doctor of Physical Therapy students:
Complete package (cap, gown, hood, tassel) = $92.99


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.