All graduates who plan to participate in the commencement ceremony must purchase and wear EMU approved regalia (cap and gown).
Graduates who earn master's degrees or doctoral degrees will wear a hood in addition to a cap and gown. Learn how to wear your academic hood [PDF].
Where to Buy
Regalia is available for purchase in-person (not online) from the EMU Bookstore in the Student Center until December 13, 2023. Doctoral students must purchase or rent regalia no later than mid-October, 2023.
Undergraduate Honors Tassels
Undergraduate honors tassels for graduates will be available at Service EMU during regular business hours on December 4-15, 2023. Students may also pick up their tassels in the robing room on the day of the ceremony. Other honors cords and stoles are given out by honor societies and specific university departments, not by the University, Service EMU, or the EMU Bookstore.
REMINDER: Students must have a current cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher to be eligible for a gold tassel.
Name Reader Cards
When you pick up regalia from the EMU Bookstore, you will be given a name reader card. Please fill out both sides of the card clearly and in good handwriting prior to arriving at the ceremony. When you approach the stage as directed by the faculty marshals, you will hand your card to the name reader.
Donate Used Regalia
After the ceremonies, graduates may donate gently used regalia for use by future Eagles. Gently used regalia may be mailed to Swoop's Food Pantry at 104 Pierce Hall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.