Getting Regalia

Purchase your cap, gown and tassel at the EMU Campus Bookstore in the Student Center. There are 12 sizes of gowns for you to try on in the store. Caps are not sold separately from gowns, but tassels are.


Undergraduate students graduating with honors (3.5 or above cumulative GPA), can pick up a gold tassel at 304 Pierce Hall with a valid photo ID (dates TBA).


Graduating military veterans may pick up an honor cord at the Veteran Services Office in room 202 in Pierce Hall. Bring a copy of your DD 214 if you're not currently using GI Bill benefits or haven't used them in the past few years.

Graduate Students

Academic hood colors are assigned according to the college (not department) from which you are graduating:

  • 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

Doctoral Students

You have two options for regalia: buy or rent (deadline is October 30 on Oakhall’s website). After the cut-off date for ordering, you'll need to contact the EMU Campus Bookstore directly to determine if an order for an expedited rental gown is possible (these orders are subject to an additional $45 shipping fee).

If you decide to rent, you can return regalia to the faculty robing room immediately after the ceremony (only doctoral students returning regalia may return to the atrium) or within 48 hours to the EMU Campus Bookstore in the Student Center.

Find faculty information.

Questions? Contact the EMU Campus Bookstore at 734.483.2850.

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