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Commencement Apparel

Caps, Gowns, &, Tassels

CSULB Graduates Pose at Commencement

In observance of academic tradition and Commencement decorum, participants are required to wear CSULB custom academic apparel consisting of a black gown and mortarboard (cap) with tassel. Students renting apparel may keep the cap and tassel as a souvenir. Personnel at the bookstore will assist you in selecting the correct apparel size and tassel at the Grad Fair (2019 Grad Fair dates coming soon) and during the cap and gown distribution event (date coming soon). Please visit the University Bookstore for more information. 

Bachelors Participant

All bachelor's degree candidate will wear tassels according to the color of the college which grants the degree. CSULB bachelor's candidates do not wear hoods.

Masters Participant

All master's degree candidates will wear gold tassels on their mortarboards (caps). Master's hoods are lined with the University colors, black and gold. Velvet panels show the color of the discipline granting the degree.

Doctoral Participant

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

Cap & Gown Rentals and Purchases

To rent or purchase cap & gown sets, join us for our Grad Fair inside the Bookstore (dates coming soon).  For purchases, please allow eight weeks for delivery.  For more information please e-mail fns-graduation@csulb.edu.