Academic Regalia for Undergraduates

To Purchase Your Regalia

The bookstore on campus (map) will have regalia items — caps, gowns, and hoods — available up until the day of commencement.

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


The bookstore 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 hours around Commencement 2021

  • Saturday, May 8, noon-3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 9, CLOSED
  • Monday, May 10, through Wednesday, May 12, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday, May 14, Commencement day, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 15, Commencement day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

NOTE: Students must have all three items — cap, black gown and appropriate hood — to participate in the Commencement ceremony.

Graduating Students Who Studied Abroad

Students who have participated in an international program during their time at Nazareth may purchase a stole representing their time overseas to wear at graduation.

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

Regalia Costs

Complete bachelor's package (cap, gown,hood, tassel) = $71

If you purchase each item separately:

  • Undergraduate Hood: $32
  • Tassel: $10

Academic Regalia Information

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

How to Determine Hood Color

Hood color is determined by the degree type. 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.