All graduating students are required to wear University-approved regalia.

Event Attire

  • Commencement Liturgy (May 16th): Cap and gown
  • Commencement Ceremony (May 17th): Cap, gown and hood (All graduating students will be hooded as part of the ceremony.)

Note: Stoles are not permissible per University policy with the exception of Morrissy Honors. Honor cords are permitted.

Hood Colors

Bachelor's Degrees
Degree Major Hood Color
Bachelor of Art Art White
Bachelor of Art Behavioral Neuroscience White
Bachelor of Art Biology White
Bachelor of Art Business White
Bachelor of Art Chemistry White
Bachelor of Art Classical Studies White
Bachelor of Art Communication Arts White
Bachelor of Art Corporate Communication White
Bachelor of Art Criminology White
Bachelor of Art Elem. Edu. /Liberal Studies White
Bachelor of Art English White
Bachelor of Art Environmental Sustainability White
Bachelor of Art International Business White
Bachelor of Art Liberal Arts White
Bachelor of Art Marketing Communications White
Bachelor of Art Mathematics White
Bachelor of Art Modern Foreign Language White
Bachelor of Science Nursing Apricot
Bachelor of Art Philosophy White
Bachelor of Art Physics White
Bachelor of Art Political Science White
Bachelor of Art Psychology White
Bachelor of Science Radiological Sciences Gold
Bachelor of Art Religious Studies White
Master's Degree's, Graduate Certificates, and Doctoral Degrees
Degree Major Hood Color
Master of Art Administration & Supervision for Changing Populations Light Blue
Master of Science Analytics in Knowledge Manage. Gold
Master of Art Contemporary Communication White
Master of Art English Literature White
Master of Art Gifted and Talented Education Light Blue
Master of Art Leadership and Management Drab
Master of Art Leadership in Special Education Light Blue
Master of Art Leadership in Teaching Light Blue
Master of Art Non-Profit Management Drab
Master of Science Nursing Apricot
Master of Art Teaching Light Blue
Cert. of Adv. Stud. In Edu. CASE Light Blue
Graduate Certificate Risk Management Drab
Doctor of Pharmacy Pharmacy Olive

Instructional Videos

How to wear your academic regalia:

How to Purchase

Academic dress is available for purchase at Due to the COVID-19 response, the April 25th Commencement Fair has now been cancelled. We are diligently working to provide additional resources and to develop a specific FAQ for related questions.

2020 Academic Regalia Fees

Bachelor's Program

Item Fee
Gown-Renew $33.00
Cap $9.00
Tassel (with signet) $11.98
Hood $34.00
Complete Unit (listed above) $87.98

Master's Program

Item Fee
Gown-Renew $37.00
Tam (with signet) $63.00
Tassel (with signet) $11.98
Hood $38.00
Complete Unit (listed above with tassel) $149.98

NDMU Official Bookstore
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

If you have any questions regarding academic regalia, please contact the University Triangle Bookstore.

Online Orders

Academic regalia, graduation announcements, class rings, and School pins may also be ordered online.

Order Due Dates​

  • Order online to have items shipped to home address: April 17th!
  • Online ordering will not be available after the posted date above.