Academic Regalia for Undergraduates

To Purchase Your Regalia

Caps, gowns, and hoods may be purchased at the Nazareth Bookstore starting in April 10th.  The bookstore hours are extended 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.  

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, contact the Bookstore at 585-586-2690 or to prepay and have the regalia shipped to you.

The bookstore will be open on campus on Commencement Day from noon to 4 p.m. for any last-minute graduation gifts.


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

Regalia Costs:

Complete bachelors package (cap, gown,hood, tassel) = $68.99

If you purchase each item separately:

  • Undergraduate Hood:  $31.50
  • Tassel:  $9.99


Academic Regalia Information

Hood color is determined by the degree earned.

  • Bachelor of Arts: white
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts: brown
  • Bachelor of Science: gold
  • Bachelor of Music: pink

Learn about the history of the academic costume.