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Caps, Gowns, & Tassels

GraduatesIn observance of academic tradition and Commencement decorum, participants are required to wear CSULB custom academic apparel consisting of a black gown and mortarboard (cap) with tassel. Students renting apparel may keep the cap and tassel as a souvenir. Personnel at the bookstore will assist you in selecting the correct apparel size and tassel beginning March 2016.

Bachelors Participant
All bachelor's degree candidate will wear tassels according to the color of the college which grants the degree. CSULB bachelor's candidates do not wear hoods.

Masters Participant
All master's degree candidates will wear gold tassels on their mortarboards (caps). Master's hoods are lined with the University colors, black and gold. Velvet panels show the color of the discipline granting the degree.

If you are interested in purchasing a cap and gown, you may contact Chris Ramirez at (562) 985-7737 or e-mail Allow eight weeks for delivery.

Rental Rates at the Bookstore
Bachelor's Cap, Gown & Tassel $45.00
Master's Cap, Gown, Hood & Tassel $55.00
Extra Souvenir Tassel (purchase) $8.95
Emblem Tassel (purchase) $8.95
Class of 2015 Tassel $8.95
Tassel Colors by College
Arts: Brown
Business Administration: Beige
Education: Light Blue
Engineering: Orange
Health and Human Services: Green
Liberal Arts: White
Natural Science & Mathematics: Yellow

Rented apparel should be returned in front of the Bookstore immediately following the ceremony. Rented apparel not returned to the Bookstore may cause a delay in the processing of your diploma.