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Grad Gear


Traditional commencement regalia is required of all participating graduates. CSUSM grads wear a black cap & gown, and blue & white tassel. Regalia can be purchased at the University Bookstore both in-store and online.


Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothes and shoes under your your regalia. The event takes place on an uneven grass field with no shade. Graduates will also climb a short set of stairs onto the stage. 

Graduates are welcome to decorate their caps as long as it adheres to University Standards for Student Conduct and does not obstruct anyone's view.  

Graduates are welcome to wear cords, stoles, flower leis, and kukui necklaces .