Order Commencement Regalia

How to wear your regalia: 

Updated Prices

BA Package (Bachelor Cap, Gown & Tassel) $25.00
MA Package (Master Hood, Cap and Gown & Tassel) $51.00
Master Hood Only  $21.00
Tassel Only  $5.25


Regalia orders may be placed online at Enter "Monterey Institute of International Studies" in the search box and follow the instructions. If you prefer to pay cash or check, orders may be placed in Student Services until the deadline.

Deadline to order: Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 @ 9PM

Late orders: If you miss the deadline above, you may place a late order in person at the Office of Student Services. Please be aware that all late orders will incur a late fee of $25 plus an expedited shipping fee of $15.00 dollars per order. Please order your regalia by the deadline to avoid this extra expense.
All cap/gown/tassel orders may be picked from the Simoneau House, located at 456 Van Buren (right beside Student Services) beginning Monday, December 8th.

Underneath your cap and gown, please dress in business attire. Men are asked to wear a dress shirt and tie; women are asked to wear a dress, skirt or suit. The mortarboard is worn flat and straight on your forehead. For master's candidates, the tassel goes on the left to signify previous possession of an academic degree. For BA degree candidates, the tassel is worn on the right side before the degree is conferred; once the degree is conferred you will change the tassel from the right to the left side. Safety pins and bobby pins will be available if you need them, but it is best to bring your own if possible.

All Herff Jones regalia items are made out of 100% post-consumer waste and are biodegradable. Please note formal regalia is NOT mandatory for the ceremony; many students opt to wear traditional, cultural dress or appropriate business attire. For any questions related to ordering your regalia, contact

CAP AND GOWN RECYCLE - Your cap and gown are yours to keep; however, you may also "donate" them to future graduates. If you do wish to recycle your regalia, you may drop it off at the Simoneau House in the designated box during the Commencement reception between 2-4pm, or during regular office hours anytime after Commencement.