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Your transition from student to professional is something that deserves to be recognized. Your formal commencement regalia represents your dedication, as well as honor of being a UND graduate.
Caps, gowns, tassels, graduate hoods and more are available for purchase at the UND Bookstore up to three months prior to your ceremony date.
UND has selected the following tassel colors to designate its academic divisions:
|College of Arts & Sciences|
Drab (light tan)
|College of Business & Public Administration|
Black and White
|John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences|
Blue and White
|College of Education & Human Development|
|College of Engineering & Mines|
|School of Law|
|School of Medicine & Health Sciences|
|College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines|
|School of Graduate Studies|
Undergraduate candidates wear the tassel on the right side of the cap until they cross the stage; upon stepping down from the stage, the tassel should be moved to the left side of the cap. Master's and doctoral candidates wear their tassels on the left side of the cap throughout the ceremony.
The color of the lining of the hood worn by recipients of graduate degrees indicates the institution which confers the degrees. UND hoods are lined in pink with a green chevron; the trim of the hood indicates the degree or discipline.
|Master of Arts||M.A.||White|
|Master of Accountancy||M.Acct.||Drab (tan)|
|Master of Education||M.Ed.||Light Blue|
|Master of Fine Arts||M.F.A.||Brown|
|Master of Engineering||M.Engr.||Orange|
|Master of Music||M.M.||Pink|
|Master of Business Administration||M.B.A.||Drab (tan)|
|Master of Public Administration||M.P.A.||Peacock Blue|
|Master of Occupational Therapy||M.O.T.||Kelly Green|
|Master of Environmental Management||M.E.M.||Golden Yellow|
|Master of Physician Assistant Studies||M.P.A.S||Kelly Green|
|Master of Public Health||M.P.H.||Salmon Pink|
|Master of Science||M.S.||Golden Yellow|
|Master of Science in Applied Economics||M.S.A.E.||Golden Yellow|
|Master of Social Work||M.S.W.||Citron (greenish yellow)|
|Specialist Diploma||Spec. Dipl.||Light Blue|
|Doctor of Nursing Practice||D.N.P.||Apricot|
|Doctor of Philosophy||Ph.D.||Dark Blue|
|Doctor of Education||Ed.D.||Light Blue|
|Doctor of Arts||D.A.||White|
|Doctor of Physical Therapy||D.P.T.||Kelly Green|
|Doctor of Medicine||M.D.||Kelly Green|
When you purchase your hood from the University Bookstore, leave it with them. They will deliver your hood to the Registrar's Office prior to the day of commencement. The Registrar's Office is responsible for delivering your hood to the commencement site. Candidates for the D.P.T. degree should contact the Department of Physical Therapy regarding hooding.
How to Wear Your Regalia
Wear a black bachelor's gown, cap, and tassel in the color of your academic college.
Wear a black master's gown, cap, black tassel, and UND master's hood in the color of your academic discipline or college.
Wear a black doctoral gown, cap or tam, black tassel, and UND doctoral hood lined in the color of your academic discipline or college.