Commencement books on each commencement participants chair.
All degree candidates or credential recipients participating in the commencement ceremony must wear academic regalia.

Regalia Requirements By Degree/Credential:

  • Bachelor's: Cap, gown and tassel (see tassel color list below)
  • Credential: Cap, gown and tassel (color: black)
  • Master's: Cap, gown, hood (see hood color list below) and tassel (color: black)

Bachelor's degree candidates wear the tassel on the right side of their mortarboard and move it to the left at the end of the ceremony. Master's and credential degree candidates wear the tassel on the left side of the mortar board.

Master's candidates carry the hood on the right arm during the processional.

Master's Hoods

Master's Degree Hood Color
MA White
MS Gold
MBA Sapphire Blue
MFA Brown
MPA Citron
MPH Salmon
MSW Citron
MUP Citron
MLIS Lemon

All master's and credential tassels are black

Baccalaureate Tassels

College Tassel Color
Health and Human Sciences Olive Green
Business Sapphire Blue
Education Light Blue
Engineering Orange
Humanities and the Arts White
Sciences Gold
Social Sciences Cream