Ordering Your Cap and Gown

Grand Canyon University graduate candidates are required to wear regalia as part of their participation within the commencement ceremony. Herff Jones is Grand Canyon University's Commencement Regalia Vendor.

Regalia Order Deadlines:

Doctoral Students 
Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 11:59 p.m. EST

Masters and Baccalaureate Students
Initial Deadline is Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 11:59 p.m. EST. 
Final Deadline is Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 11:59 p.m. EST 
(Note: There will be a rush fee for any order that is placed after the initial deadline passes.)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Students - If you are interested in ordering a nursing pin to represent your MSN or BSN degree completion through GCU, you can do this through our regalia vendor. The deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 11:59 p.m. EST for the pin order.

*To order your regalia, you must be registered for commencement. Please use the Herff Jones regalia link that appears in your commencement confirmation email once you have registered.

*If you do not plan to attend a commencement ceremony but would like to order your cap and gown for a memento, please send an email to commencement@gcu.edu and we will provide you with the vendor contact information to place an order outside of the ceremony order.    

Regalia Costs

Doctoral Master Front Master Back Bachelor
Doctoral Gown Master's Gown Front Graduate Gown Undergraduate gown

Doctoral tam, gown, hood
and tassel unit
$125.75 (Rental cost)

Master cap, gown and tassel
plus hood unit
$55.01 (Total cost)

Bachelor cap, gown and tassel
plus stole unit
$47.54 (Total cost)

*Regalia is required for all commencement participants. If you have regalia and do not wish to purchase new regalia, please be sure to bring it to the commencement ceremony.

What is Regalia?

Regalia consists of mortarboards (the cap), gowns and hoods depending on your level of degree completion. The distinguishing marks of the gowns indicate the level of scholastic achievement of the wearer. Those who hold doctorates wear gowns that have a facing of velvet on the bell-shaped sleeves as well as front panels. While neither the master's nor bachelor's gowns have trimmings, both are distinguished by the cut of the sleeves. The master's gown is noted by its long oblong sleeve which drapes freely to the wrist; the bachelor's gown has a pointed sleeve.

Hoods, designed to display the school's colors, as well as the type of degree and area of study, are worn around the neck and flowing down the back. The color of the lining inside the hood- the chevron- represents the colors of the wearer's alma mater. The color and width of the velvet edging on the hood indicates the degree and field of study.

Baccalaureate graduates of Grand Canyon University wear the black gown with GCU purple stole without the hood. The academic colleges are represented by the color of the tassels which hang from the mortarboards.

Grand Canyon University Hood and Tassel Colors

Doctoral Studies Purple
Arts, Letters, Humanities White
Business Drab
Education Light Blue
Math, Science and Technology Science Gold
Nursing Apricot
Public Administration (MPA)  Peacock
Public Health Salmon Pink
Theology Scarlet