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CAPS AND GOWNS

All students participating in Commencement must purchase cap and gown in advance of the ceremony. Caps and gowns will be available for purchase in early April.

STUDENT CAPS AND GOWNS

Regalia

All students participating in Commencement must purchase cap and gown in advance of the ceremony. Students can now purchase their regalia online through Jostens starting September 1, 2017 until Sunday, October 29, 2017. Online orders for students from all colleges will be available for pick-up at the Grad Finale event at the UIC Bookstore, UIC Student Center East, (312) 413-5500, on December 6 and 7th, 2017. Gowns for purchase will be available for purchase on December 6 and 7th should a student miss the order deadline.

Prices for regular retainable student caps and gowns are as follows:

  • Bachelors - $45
  • Masters - $56
  • PhD - $85

Academic regalia consists of the following

Bachelor: blue cap, blue gown, tassel (see below for tassel colors)
of Science: gold tassel
of Arts: white tassel

Master: blue cap, blue gown, tassel and hood indicative of college (see below for tassel and hood colors); hood is lined with flame and indigo
Ph.D.: red cap, red gown, gold tassel, and indigo hood lined with flame and indigo
Doctor (excluding PhD): black cap, black gown, tassel and hood indicative of college (see below for tassel and hood colors); hood is lined with flame and indigo.

Tassel and hood colors for Masters and Doctors:

Applied Health Sciences Green and Gold
Architecture and the Arts Brown
Business Administration Royal Blue
Dentistry Lilac
Education Light Blue
Engineering Orange
Health Professions Education Gold
Liberal Arts and Sciences White
Medicine Green
Nursing Apricot
Pharmacy Olive
Public Administration Peacock Blue
Public Health Salmon
Urban Planning Peacock Blue

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Prices for special student retainable Regalia are as follows:

UIC Special Student Retainable Regalia

College of Applied Health Science Graduates: Doctor of Physical Therapy
Black doctoral gowns with black velvet panels and chevrons
Teal tassel
Hood is teal velvet exterior lined with red and blue fabric on a black shell
Black mortar board cap

COST - $85


College of Applied Health Science Graduates: Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Black doctoral gowns with black velvet panels and chevrons
Teal tassel
Hood is teal velvet exterior lined with red and blue fabric on a black shell
Black mortar board cap

COST - $85


College of Nursing: Doctor of Nursing Practice
Black doctoral gowns with biack velvet panels and chevrons
Apricot tassel
Hood is apricot veivet exterior lined with UIC's red and blue fabric on a black shell
Black mortar board cap

COST - $85


College of Education: Ed.D Graduate Regalia
Black doctoral gowns with biack velvet panels and chevrons
UIC College of Education blue tassel
Hood is UIC College of Education blue velvet exterior lined with UIC's red and blue fabric on a black shell
Black mortar board cap

COST - $85


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