Caps/gowns and hoods

Ordering your cap, gown and hood for the Commencement ceremony

GRAD Commencement '16



Graduates from the School of Graduate and Professional Studies wear caps, gowns, and hoods that visually represent the specific academic discipline of their degree. Graduates must have regalia to be able to participate in the Commencement ceremony, and should purchase their regalia through the official supplier, Josten's. The complete outfit includes the gown, cap, tassel, and hood. A portion of the hood will be colored according to your program so be sure to select your specific degree when you order.


Step by step instructions for ordering are found by clicking here.

Deadline to order is March 21, 2024.  Allow enough time and verify your order!

When you receive your regalia, please check immediately to verify that you have received the appropriate hood color.  Masters gowns are black and Doctorate gowns are navy blue.

  • Master of Arts in Counseling:  Light Blue
  • Master of Arts in Healthcare Leadership: Royal Blue
  • Master of Arts in Higher Education:  Light Blue
  • Master of Arts in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership: Light Blue    
  • Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership:  Royal Blue
  • Master of Business Administration:   Drab
  • Master of Education:  Light Blue
  • Master of Music Education: Pink
  • Master of Music in Conducting:  Pink
  • Master of Occupational Therapy: Slate Blue
  • Master of Science in Athletic Training: Sage
  • Master of Science in Nursing:  Apricot
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics: Science Gold
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice: Apricot
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy: Teal


If you have any questions about this process, please contact Julie Gomboc-Hellam at or (717) 766-2511, ext. 2980.