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Commencement Attire

University commencement ceremonies are steeped in traditions that date back to the middle ages. Each piece of the academic regalia represents a piece of the history of academia. Graduates, faculty and staff all wear academic regalia specific to their degree and discipline during the ceremony. UW Oshkosh follows the ACE academic costume guide in determining this regalia.

Spring 2014 Attire

Undergraduate Attire

Undergraduate attire consists of a bachelor's gown, mortarboard and tassel. The package price is $38.95 plus tax.

Tassels may be purchased a la cart. Individuals wishing to purchase a tassel only must have their gowns approved in person by the bookstore before the tassel will be sold. Read more.

  • Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement: crimson (red)

  • College of Business: drab (beige)

  • College of Education and Human Services: light blue

  • College of Letters and Science: gold

  • College of Nursing: apricot


Masters Attire

Masters attire consists of a master's gown, hood, mortarboard and tassel. The purchase price is $57.95 plus tax.

The tassel color for all graduate students is black.

Hood colors:

  • Business Administration: drab (beige)

  • Education and Human Services: light blue

  • Letters and Science: gold

  • Nursing: apricot

  • Public Administration: peacock blue

  • Social Work: citron


Doctoral Attire

Attire for the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree consists of a doctoral gown, hood, tam and tassel. Doctoral attire must be rented through University Books and More. Rental is $79.90.

Doctoral students may order their rental gown during Countdown to Commencement on Wed., March 5.

Rental gowns will be delivered to University Books and More. They may be picked up beginning May 8 and must be returned to University Books and More on Monday, May 19.

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Contact the General Merchandise office at University Books and More at (920) 424-2381.

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Dec 20, 2013 02:00 PM

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