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Commencement Apparel

Caps, Gowns, &, Tassels

CSULB Graduates Pose at Commencement

In observance of academic tradition and Commencement decorum, participants are encouraged to wear CSULB custom academic apparel consisting of a black gown and mortarboard (cap) with tassel. Personnel at the bookstore can assist you in selecting and purchasing the correct apparel size and tassel either through email, fns-graduation@csulb.edu or phone, 562-985-5093.  Please visit the University Bookstore for more information. 

Bachelors Participant

All bachelor’s degree candidates are encouraged to wear colored tassels according to the college that grants the degree. CSULB bachelor's candidates do not wear hoods.

Masters Participant

All master's degree candidates are encouraged to wear a hood and gold tassels on their mortarboards (caps). Master's hoods are lined with University colors, black and gold, and the velvet panels depict the color of the discipline granting the degree.

Doctoral Participant

All doctoral degree candidates are encouraged to wear gold tassels on their tams (doctoral caps). Doctoral hoods are lined with University colors, black and gold. Velvet panels show the color of the discipline granting the degree.

 

For more information, please e-mail fns-graduation@csulb.edu.