In observance of tradition, all participants in commencement ceremonies will wear full academic regalia, consisting of a traditional gown, mortarboard with tassel and an SDSU medallion on a red ribbon. All master’s degree candidates will wear black tassels. Doctoral candidates will wear gold tassels.
Bachelor’s degree candidates’ tassels will vary in color to denote the college granting the degree:
Arts and Letters — White
Business Administration —Drab
Education — Light Blue
Engineering — Orange
Health and Human Services — Citron
Professional Studies and Fine Arts — Red and Black
Sciences — Yellow Gold
Undergraduate Studies* — White
(*Liberal Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies in three departments)
Postgraduate candidates will also wear hoods lined with the university colors of red and black. In addition, colored velvet stripes will indicate disciplines. The hood is worn with the long point of the shell to the rear. SDSU bachelor’s degree candidates do not wear hoods.
Caps, gowns and master's hoods will be available for purchase at GradFest, March 24-26 from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. at Montezuma Hall in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.
Doctoral caps, gowns and hoods will also be available at GradFest for rental only. Rented doctoral attire must be returned to the SDSU Bookstore by May 30, 2015.
For pricing information, visit the GradFest website.
GradNite, held on Thursday, April 23 from 5-7 p.m., is a special grads only event at the SDSU Bookstore with special offers, games, prizes and free food.
GradNite tickets are free and only available at GradFest.