Purchase Academic Regalia
Celebrate your achievement by ordering your official U of I regalia!
Bachelors and Masters gowns, caps, hoods, and tassels, are available for purchase online through the Alumni & Friends Store on the U of I Marketplace. Regalia can be shipped or is available for pick-up on the Moscow campus. Most orders are fulfilled within 48 business hours. Proceeds from regalia sales benefit the Office of Alumni Relations in supporting our graduates and the U of I Alumni Association programming.
Ph.D., J.D., Ed.D, and Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT), students who wish to purchase their regalia can place an order through Jostens. Rentals are offered at limited times during the year. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for rental options.
Questions about ordering regalia?
Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at email@example.com or call (208)885-6154.
Academic Regalia Descriptions
Bachelors and masters gowns are sized by height and fit is adjusted by weight. Gowns come in three-inch sizes (for example, a 504-506 gown would fit anyone who is 5’4” to 5’6”) and three fits (Regular, *1 and *2). Doctoral Gowns come in two-inch sizes. Gown size guide.
Bachelors gowns are black with old gold trim. The cap is black, and the tassel color is determined by discipline. Tassel color guide.
The cap and tassel are black. The gown is black with old gold trim. The shape of the master's and specialist's gown sleeve is oblong. A hood is worn over the gown, lined with the colors of the university — silver, and gold. The color of the hood's trim is determined by the discipline to which the major field of study belongs. Hood color guide.
Doctoral candidates, including those earning a Juris Doctor, wear a cap or tam with an old gold-colored tassel. The gown is silver with black velvet panels down the front and across the sleeves. A hood is worn over the gown, lined with the colors of the university — silver, and gold. The color of the hood's trim is royal blue for all Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) candidates representing the mastery of the discipline of learning and scholarship, regardless of discipline. Other doctorate hood colors are determined by the discipline to which the major field of study belongs.
Bachelor's and Juris Doctor candidates eligible for university honors — summa cum laude, magna cum laude, or cum laude — receive an honor cord from the Office of the Registrar to wear over their gown. Candidates approved to participate in commencement before degree completion are not eligible for university honors recognition at the commencement ceremony.
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After you receive your regalia, you are no longer eligible for a refund.
All refunds have been processed through Jostens and the Office of Alumni Relations. If you believe that you have not received your refund yet please include your name, order number, phone number, and whether you ordered over the phone or through the Jostens website in an email to email@example.com.
We only offer a purchase option for these degree types.
Diplomas are ordered after degrees are conferred which takes 6-8 weeks after graduation. Diplomas are mailed to the address provided during the graduation application on VandalWeb. If you have questions regarding your diploma you can email Graduation Services firstname.lastname@example.org.