Academic Regalia (Cap & Gown)

All participating graduates are required to wear the correct degree academic regalia to attend the commencement ceremony. Academic regalia is available to purchase in the Spartan Bookstore, the Herff Jones website, or another resource.

How do I purchase Regalia?

In-person at the Spartan Bookstore in the Student Union

In-person is the fastest & least expensive method and is recommended.

Academic regalia (cap, gown and tassel) is available for purchase at the Spartan Bookstore in the Student Union on campus from Grad Fest (March 25, 2024) to Commencement day. On commencement days, please go to the bookstore or to the bookstore tent located across from the event center entrance to make your purchase.

Spartan Bookstore hours can be found on their website

Contact information for the Spartan Bookstore
call 408-924-1831

Online Orders - Available March 28, 2024

If you can’t make it to campus and need your order shipped to your home, please visit the Herff Jones website to place your order. The site will close 30 days prior to the first day of commencement in order to allow all orders to be delivered in time. Shipping charges will be added to online orders.

Donate Your Gown

Not sure what to do with your gown after graduation? Donate your gown to the Spartan Clothes Closet for future graduates to use!

If you need a gown, swing by the Sustainability Office to pick one up while they last. 

To arrange for donation or pick up, contact us at

Latin Honors Medallions

Latin Honors medallions are presented to eligible undergraduate students before the commencement ceremonies. Eligible students will be notified later in the semester by email to their "Preferred Email Address" with instructions for how to pick-up their medallion before the commencement ceremony.