Regalia (Cap and Gown)

Commencement Drive student with full regalia on campus

Regalia

All participants must wear UTSA custom navy academic regalia

Caps, gowns, tassels, and other commencement items are ordered during Grad Fest from the Herff Jones representative. If you were unable to attend Grad Fest, you can purchase your regalia directly through the Herff Jones website until Thursday, April 6, 2023, or you may pick it up at the Rowdy Campus Store (UTSA Bookstore) beginning Thursday, April 27, 2023.

Regalia that is pre-ordered during Grad Fest at the Main Campus may be picked up at the Rowdy Campus Store (UTSA Bookstore) beginning Wednesday, April 26, 2023. All online orders will be sent to the students directly to their homes.

The tassel is worn on the right side of the cap for Undergraduates until the end of the commencement ceremony when graduates are instructed to shift the tassel to the left side. The tassel is worn on the left side for Masters and Doctoral.

You are encouraged to wear dark shoes since dark accessories have a more favorable appearance with the formal academic wear.

For those students who were not able to pre-order, regalia (cap, gown, tassel, etc) will be available for purchase through commencement. The regalia will only be available for purchase at the Rowdy Campus Store on the Main Campus.

Have more questions? Please check the Regalia FAQ's.

Announcements

Announcements can be purchased at the campus bookstore or order directly through the Herff Jones website. 

Graduation Regalia FAQs

1. How do I purchase regalia (cap, gown, tassel) for commencement?

Bachelors and Masters graduate regalia can be purchased online for a limited time at HerffJones.com.

PhD regalia can be rented during Grad Fest or online for a limited time at HerffJones.com.

If you missed Grad Fest, regalia can be purchased beginning Thursday, April 27, 2023, through commencement at the Rowdy Campus Store on the UTSA Main Campus.


2. If you missed Grad Fest, regalia can be purchased beginning Thursday, May 2nd through commencement at the Rowdy Campus Store on the UTSA Main Campus?

Regalia pre-ordered/purchased during Grad Fest at the UTSA Main Campus can be picked up at the Rowdy Campus Store beginning Wednesday, April 26, 2023.

Regalia pre-ordered/purchased during Grad Fest at the UTSA Downtown Campus can only be picked up at the Rowdy Campus Store beginning Wednesday, April 26, 2023.

Regalia purchased through the Herff Jones website will be shipped to the student's home. All online orders will be sent to the students directly to their homes.

*Follow the Rowdy Campus Store on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for post updates.

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3. I was unable to attend Grad Fest and unable to pre-order my regalia, what can I do?

Beginning Thursday, April 27, 2023, through commencement, everything you need will be available for purchase at the Rowdy Campus Store on the UTSA Main Campus.

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4.  Where do I get honors cords?

Honors cords can be picked up at the Graduation Coordination office (FLN 1.01.04) during business hours.

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5. Why are there different color tassels for master’s degrees?

Each major discipline has its own tassel color as designated by the American Council on Education (ACE) and its Academic Costume Code.

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6. I am receiving a doctoral degree but was unable to attend Grad Fest, how can I rent regalia for commencement?

PhD rentals will be available to rent beginning Thursday, April 27, 2023, l at the Rowdy Campus Store on the UTSA Main Campus.

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7. I would like to purchase a custom PhD or EdD regalia but I missed the purchase deadline, what are my options?

If you miss the purchase deadline, you may rent PhD regalia at the Rowdy Campus Store on the UTSA Main Campus beginning Thursday, April 27, 2023.

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