Academic Regalia for Graduate Students

Order your regalia


  • Last day to order for in-store pick up: March 14, 2022. Then pick ups are available beginning April 14, 2022 at the graduation fair.
  • Last day to order for ship-to-home service: April 14, 2022

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

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 13, 2022)
  • Also open Saturday, May 14, 2022, 9 a.m.—5 p.m.

Required: 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.

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.

Please contact Kathy Hansen directly at for information about this purchase.

2022 Regalia Costs for Master's Degree Students

Complete package (cap, gown, hood, tassel):$75

If you purchase each item separately:

  • Masters Hood only: $34
  • Masters cap and gown only: $54
  • Tassel only: $10
  • Cap only: $9

Doctoral Gown (PT students) complete package (cap, gown, hood, tassel): $136

'22 T-shirt, flowers

Class of 2022 T-shirts and flowers are available to order.

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
  • 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.