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Your transition from student to professional is something that deserves to be recognized. Your formal commencement regalia represents your dedication as well as honor of being a UND graduate.
Undergraduate Candidates – Caps, gowns, and tassels are available for purchase at the Graduation Expo on April 2 or online at Herff Jones website until April 15 for home delivery. Regalia for undergraduate candidates is available for purchase at the UND Bookstore at any time.
Graduate Candidate – Gowns, hoods, caps/tams and tassels can be rented from Herff Jones website or at the University Bookstore. Orders can be placed at the Graduation Expo, April 2 or online until April 11 for home delivery. Graduate degree regalia rental orders placed after April 11 contact the UND Bookstore at 701.777.2746.
Online Regalia Orders
The Herff Jones website for purchasing/renting Commencement regalia deadlines:
- Rented graduate degree regalia shipped to the UND Bookstore - April 2
- Rented graduate degree regalia shipped to your home – April 11
- Purchased undergraduate degree regalia shipped to your home – April 15
- Purchased customized graduate degree regalia - March 22 (Fees will be applied to orders placed after March 22)
UND has selected the following tassel colors to designate its academic divisions:
|College of Arts & Sciences|
Drab (light tan)
|College of Business & Public Administration|
Black and White
|John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences|
|College of Education & Human Development|
|College of Engineering & Mines|
|School of Law|
|School of Medicine & Health Sciences|
|College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines|
|School of Graduate Studies|
Undergraduate candidates wear the tassel on the right side of the cap until they cross the stage; upon stepping down from the stage, the tassel should be moved to the left side of the cap. Master's and doctoral candidates wear their tassels on the left side of the cap throughout the ceremony.
The color of the lining of the hood worn by recipients of graduate degrees indicates the institution which confers the degrees. UND hoods are lined in pink with a green chevron; the trim of the hood indicates the degree or discipline.
|Master of Arts||M.A.||White|
|Master of Accountancy||M.Acct.||Drab (tan)|
|Master of Education||M.Ed.||Light Blue|
|Master of Fine Arts||M.F.A.||Brown|
|Master of Engineering||M.Engr.||Orange|
|Master of Music||M.M.||Pink|
|Master of Business Administration||M.B.A.||Drab (tan)|
|Master of Public Administration||M.P.A.||Peacock Blue|
|Master of Occupational Therapy||M.O.T.||Kelly Green|
|Master of Environmental Management||M.E.M.||Golden Yellow|
|Master of Physician Assistant Studies||M.P.A.S||Kelly Green|
|Master of Public Health||M.P.H.||Salmon Pink|
|Master of Science||M.S.||Golden Yellow|
|Master of Science in Applied Economics||M.S.A.E.||Golden Yellow|
|Master of Social Work||M.S.W.||Citron (greenish yellow)|
|Specialist Diploma||Spec. Dipl.||Light Blue|
|Doctor of Nursing Practice||D.N.P.||Apricot|
|Doctor of Philosophy||Ph.D.||Dark Blue|
|Doctor of Education||Ed.D.||Light Blue|
|Doctor of Arts||D.A.||White|
|Doctor of Physical Therapy||D.P.T.||Kelly Green|
|Doctor of Medicine||M.D.||Kelly Green|
UND Policy on Academic Regalia
was approved in 2017.
How to Wear Your Regalia
Wear a black bachelor’s gown, cap, and tassel in the color of your academic college.
Wear a black master’s gown, cap, black tassel, and UND master’s hood lined in pink and Kelly green, UND’s official university colors, and trimmed in the color of your academic college or discipline.
Wear a black doctoral gown, cap or tam, black tassel, and UND doctoral hood lined in pink and Kelly green, UND’s official university colors, and trimmed in the color of your academic college or discipline.