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Cap & Gown

As a member of our community, we want you to be proud of your academic accomplishments and wear your school colors with pride! Show your spirit with university gear, class rings, and diploma framing.

If you're going to attend the ceremony, this video provides a few helpful hints on what you should wear and where to purchase your regalia.

   

The deadline to order regalia for the 2020 Commencement Ceremony is April 16, 2020.

All graduates are responsible for purchasing and bringing their cap and gown, as well as any additional regalia they choose to wear, to commencement. You should arrive dressed and ready for your ceremony. A hooding ceremony for master’s candidates will not take place during the ceremony. Ceremony marshals will be available before the ceremony to assist graduates needing help with their academic hood.

Please review the information below to assure you have the appropriate attire at commencement.

  • What’s included: One black gown, cap, and university tassel (not year specific). Master's graduates will also receive a graduate hood.* Hood colors can be found on the American Council of Education's website and Jostens will send you the correct color based on the program you choose when ordering. Unpack your regalia upon receipt to allow any wrinkles to fall out of the cloth prior to the ceremony. Regalia should not be ironed, but may be steamed if necessary. Black pants or skirt and black shoes are suggested to be worn under regalia.
  • Latin Honors Attire: Latin honors medallions can be purchased from Jostens. For more information on Latin honors eligibility, please visit the student handbook’s section on Latin honors.
  • Honor Society Attire: Members of recognized honor societies should purchase their honor society attire directly from the organization. Learn more about student organization regalia, or email studentaffairs@apus.edu with questions.
  • Other Attire Options: Military dress uniform may be worn in lieu of regalia. Regalia should not be worn over military dress uniform.

*Graduates obtaining a second master’s degree may purchase a hood individually. Please contact Jostens Company, by phone, at 1-800-854-7462 ext. 15014 to order today!