Student

Student Regalia

All students participating in Commencement must purchase a cap and gown prior to the ceremony.

Students are strongly encouraged to pre-order their regalia online through Jostens, now until Thursday, March 21, 2019

To place your order, please click HERE.

All pre-ordered regalia will be available for pick-up beginning Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Alumni Association's Grad Fest in the Illinois Room in Student Center East, 750 South Halsted.  After May 1, caps and gowns will be available at the UIC Bookstore (located in Student Center East).  If a graduate misses the March 21 deadline, a limited amount of regalia will be available for purchase in the UIC Bookstore starting Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

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

  • Bachelors - $47.99
  • Masters - $89.99
  • Doctorate - DNP/EDD/OP/PT/PhD (Excluding Med.)- $89.99
  • M.D./PharmD/D.D.S/Ph.D Med/Pharm - $149.99

Academic regalia consists of the following:

  • Bachelor - Blue cap, blue gown, red stole, and tassel indicative of degree conferred
  • Master - Blue cap, blue gown, tassel and hood indicative of College (See below for tassel and hood colors)
  • Doctorate (DNP, EDD, OT, PT, DPH) - Black Cap, black gown, tassel and hood indicative of College (See below for tassel and hood colors)
  • D.D.S - Black tam, black gown, lilac tassel, hood lined in lilac
  • Ph.d - Red cap, red gown, gold tassel, and hood lined with red and indigo
  • Ph.d Med. - Blue tam, red gown, gold tassel, and hood lined with red and indigo
  • Pharm. D. - Black tam, black gown, olive tassel, hood lined in olive
  • Ph.d Pharm - Blue tam, red gown, gold tassel, and hood lined with red and indigo
  • M.D. - Black tam, black gown w/ green chevrons, green tassel and hood

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
Social Work Citron
Urban Planning Peacock Blue