Academic Regalia includes a cap with tassel, a gown, and an academic hood, appropriate for the degree earned. Regalia should be worn over dark-colored, business-type clothing. Jewelry should be simple. Academic honor cords, pins, and medals may be worn. Flowers and corsages should not be carried or worn in the academic procession. In the procession, caps & gowns are worn, and hoods are carried over the left arm.
Cap and Gown Order Forms
- Undergraduate students, click here to order your Bachelor’s regalia.
- Graduate students, click here to order your Master’s regalia.
Academic gowns should come well below the knees. Gowns are different for each degree level. Bachelor gowns have standard sleeves. Master gowns have unique and oblong shaped sleeves with wrist openings. Please wear a gown that is appropriate for the degree you are receiving.
Academic caps should be worn so that the mortarboard (the top of the cap) is level. It should not be tilted to the back or side of the head. The crown should be approximately one inch above the eyebrow.
As with academic gowns, academic hoods change in style and size depending on the degree you are receiving. You should not wear a bachelors-level hood when you receive a masters degree.
The satin lining of the hood indicates the university – for UST, red & gold chevrons. The trim on the hoods reflects the degree you are receiving. Please verify that you have purchased a hood with the correct color for your degree.
Colors for Bachelors and Masters Hoods
Bachelor of Arts (BA): White
Bachelor of Science (BS): Gold
Bachelor of Arts in Education (BA): Light Blue
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA): Flock Drab
Bachelor of Pastoral Theology (BTh): Scarlet
Master of Education (MEd): Light Blue
Master of Business Administration (MBA): Velvet drab
Master in International Business (MIB): Velvet drab
Master of Science in Accounting (MSA): Velvet drab
Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS): Velvet drab
Master in Liberal Arts (MLA): White
Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS): Scarlet
Master of Arts, Theological Studies (MAT): Scarlet
Master of Divinity (MDIV): Scarlet
Master of Arts in Philosophy (MA): Royal Blue