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Academic Regalia - Grad Students

2010 Nazareth graduates

To Purchase Your Regalia

Caps, gowns, and hoods may be purchased at the Nazareth Bookstore starting April 14, 2014.  The bookstore will be offering extended hours of operation on Monday, April 13th from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.   The regular hours for the semester are: Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 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, you can contact the Bookstore directly by phone (585-586-2690) or by email ( to prepay and have the regalia shipped to you.


Graduate students who have a black cap and gown from their undergraduate commencement are not required to purchase these items.  They do need, however, the appropriate hood for their school and a new tassel.

Regalia Costs for Master's Degree Students:

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

If you purchase each item separately:

  • Graduate Cap/Gown: $
  • Graduate Hood: $
  • Tassel: $
  • Shipping: (if needed)

For Doctor of Physical Therapy students:
Complete package (cap, gown, hood, tassel) = $

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
  • -Doctor of Physical Therapy: Dark Green (teal)

Learn about the history of the Academic Costume.

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