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: 

Masters and Baccalaureate Students
Initial Deadline is Thursday, March 26, 2015 11:59 p.m. EST.
Final Deadline is Wednesday, April 1, 2015 11:59 p.m. EST
(Note: There will be a Rush Fee for any order that is placed after the initial deadline passes.

Nursing Students - If you are interested in ordering your pin for the commencement ceremony, the deadline is Tuesday, March 17, 2015 11:59 p.m. EST. You can order your pin through the Herff Jones Regalia website link which will be included in your confirmation email once you complete your registration.

*To order your regalia, you must be registered for commencement. Please use the Herff Jones regalia link that will be sent to you 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

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

Bachelor cap, gown and tassel
plus stole unit
$32.45 (Purchase cost)

Master cap, gown and tassel
plus hood unit
$39.25 (Purchase cost)

*Regalia is required for all graduation 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 Colors

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