Undergraduate and Graduate Student Custom EMU Regalia
Purchase academic dress for commencement (cap, gown and tassel) at the EMU Campus Bookstore in the Student Center from March. 1–April 25. Eastern Michigan University custom gowns come with embroidered university seals, mortarboards and for the graduate students, hoods. Order in November or at the Grad Fair (April 13 and 14) to get discount pricing. Learn about how to order . For regalia questions, contact 734.483.2850.
If you have completed all degree requirements during Winter 2015 and are graduating with honors (3.50 or above cumulative GPA), you may pick up your gold tassel at Records and Registration in 303 Pierce Hall from April 13–17 or April 20–24 during business hours (8 a.m.–5 p.m.).
Cords for Military Veterans
Graduates who are military veterans and served honorably, may pick up an honor cord at the Veteran Services Office located in room 202 in Pierce Hall. Bring a copy of your DD 214 if you're not currently using GI Bill benefits at EMU or haven't used those benefits in the past few years.
Order online between Feb. 2–March 30. After March 30, Contact the EMU Campus Bookstore for paper order form. Please return to the atrium after the ceremony to drop off rented regalia. Only doctoral students returning rented regalia will be permitted to return to the atrium after the ceremony.
Cap, Gown, Tassel and Hood
Academic hoods are assigned according to the college (not department) from which you are graduating. The colors are as follows: