Academic Regalia

Academic Regalia Ordering


Academic Regalia (cap, hood, gown) is required to participate in the Commencement Ceremony and (if applicable) the PhD Hooding Ceremony. Orders for academic regalia such as caps, gowns, and hoods must now be placed through the campus store. To request your regalia, please contact Teresa Tridente at 201-216-5101 or by email at NOTE: Your academic regalia is free and it is yours to keep after the commencement ceremonies. In addition to ordering your free Academic Regalia, you may also order Announcements, Diploma Frames or Graduation Packages on the same site, but please note that these items must be purchased and will come at a cost. Your Academic Regalia will be free regardless of any additional items or package you choose.



Academic Regalia will be available for pick up at the Campus Bookstore on the first floor of the Howe Center on the following dates and times:

May 11–14 from 11 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

May 15-16 from 11 a.m..– 4 p.m.

May 18-19 from 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

For those who cannot pick up their Academic Regalia in advance, it can be picked up at the Prudential Center the morning of Commencement at 7 a.m. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY if you are picking up your regalia the morning of Commencement.


Academic Hood color designations

All graduates receive an academic hood upon graduation.  The academic hood color designations are listed below.


All Ph.D.:  dark blue


Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Bachelor of Engineering: orange 

Bachelor of Science: yellow

Master of Engineering: orange 

Master of Science: yellow


College of Arts and Letters

Bachelor of Arts: white 

Master of Arts:  white


School of Systems and Enterprises

Bachelor of Engineering: orange 

Master of Engineering: orange


Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management

Bachelor of Science: yellow 

Bachelor of Engineering: orange

Master of Science: yellow

Master of Business Administration: taupe



Contact the Campus Bookstore at 201-216-5101 or email Teresa Tridente at