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.
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 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.
Business Administration: drab (beige)
Education and Human Services: light blue
Letters and Science: gold
Public Administration: peacock blue
Social Work: citron
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.