In observance of tradition, all participants in commencement ceremonies will wear full academic regalia, consisting of a traditional gown and mortarboard with tassel. 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 — Tan
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 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, tassels, hoods, medallions and the stole of gratitude will be available for purchase only at GradFest, March 26-28 from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
It is required that you purchase an SDSU medallion on a red ribbon with your cap and gown. Extra medallions and tassels will be available for purchase.
Doctoral caps, gowns and hoods will also be available at GradFest, but for rental only. Rented attire must be returned to the SDSU Bookstore by June 1, 2013.
For pricing information, visit the GradFest website.