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Ordering Regalia

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 Nov. 1–Dec. 20. 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 (Dec. 8 and 9) to get discount pricing. Learn about how to order. For regalia questions, contact 734.483.2850.

Honors Undergraduates
If you have completed all degree requirements during Winter 2014 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 during normal office hours Dec. 8–15, Monday through Friday.

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 401 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.

Doctoral Students
Order online between Oct. 1–Dec. 5. 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.

Faculty Information

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:

  • White: College of Arts and Sciences
  • Drab: College of Business
  • Light Blue: College of Education
  • Citron: College of Health and Human Services
  • Gold: College of Technology
  • Purple: All Specialists
  • Green: All Doctoral
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