Your formal commencement regalia represents your dedication as well as honor of being a UND graduate.
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.
How to Attain Commencement Wear
Regalia (caps, gowns, and tassels) are available for purchase at the UND Bookstore, 775 Hamline St., Grand Forks, 701.777.2746 or online at Herff Jones.
Regalia may be rented from the Herff Jones website, or please contact the UND Bookstore at 701.777.2746.
Online Regalia Orders
The Herff Jones website for purchasing/renting Commencement regalia has the following deadlines:
- Regalia for the May 1, 2021 Grad Walk should be purchased (BA) or rented (MA/DR) at the UND Bookstore, 775 Hamline St., Grand Forks.
- Regalia for the May 15, 2021 online virtual commencement ceremony is Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Orders placed after this date may incur additional fees.
How to Wear Your Regalia
Wear a black bachelor’s gown, cap, and tassel in the color of your academic college.
Wear a UND-custom black master’s gown, cap, black tassel, and UND master’s hood lined in pink and Kelly green, UND’s official university colors, and trimmed in the color of your academic college or discipline.
Wear a UND-custom, black, doctoral gown, tam, tassel, and UND doctoral hood lined in pink and Kelly green, UND’s official university colors, and trimmed in the color of your academic college or discipline.
UND has selected the following tassel colors to designate its academic divisions:
|White||College of Arts & Sciences|
|Drab (light tan)||Nistler College of Business & Public Administration|
|Black and White||John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences|
|Light Blue||College of Education & Human Development|
|Orange||College of Engineering & Mines|
|Purple||School of Law|
|Green||School of Medicine & Health Sciences|
|Apricot||College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines|
|Black||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 & Predictive Analytics||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|
The UND Policy on Academic Regalia was approved in 2017.