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Cap & Gown

What is Required

All ceremony participants are required to wear full academic regalia consisting of a traditional black gown, mortarboard (cap) with tassel, and medallion.  Additional items including sashes, cords, or leis are optional.

Where to Purchase

You can purchase your regalia at the University Store.  Visit the store in person or call for order and delivery.

(760) 750-4730

What to Wear Under Your Gown

The ceremony will be outdoors with graduate and faculty seating exposed to the sun and wind.  Please wear appropriate clothing under your gown.  The ceremony stage is high and graduates will access it via open steps.  Please exercise caution when selecting footwear - high heels are not recommended.

There will be no place to leave items once the processional starts.  You should make arrangements for someone to be responsible for your valuables during the ceremony.  Bring only your cap and gown for line-up.  Check you cap, tassel and gown before arriving at the site.  Be sure to bring any pins or clips you may need to anchor your cap - in case there is a strong breeze at the ceremony site.