Caps, Gowns, &, Tassels
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. Personnel at the bookstore will assist you in selecting and purchasing the correct apparel size and tassel at the 2020 Grad Fair on March 9 to 12. Students will recieve their apparel at the Grad Fair event. Please visit the University Bookstore for more information.
All bachelor’s degree candidates will wear colored tassels according to the college that grants the degree. CSULB bachelor's candidates do not wear hoods.
All master's degree candidates will 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.
All doctoral degree candidates will 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.
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