Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey


Order Commencement Regalia

How to Wear Your Regalia


May 2017 Pricing

BA Package (Cap, Gown & Tassel) $26.00
MA Package (Master Hood, Cap and Gown & Tassel) $51.75
Master Hood Only $21.75
Tassel Only $5.50
Tassel and Hood Only $27.25

Place a Regalia order online. Enter "Middlebury" in the search box and follow the prompts to complete your purchase. If you prefer to pay cash or check, orders may be placed in the Office of Student Services until the deadline, with *exact* cash only.

Final Deadline to order: April 4, 2017 - 9pm PST

Cap & Gown Pickup

All cap/gown/tassel orders will be available for pick up in the Office of Alumni Relations located in the Simoneau House at 456 Van Buren St. (right beside Student Services) beginning Monday, May 15th.


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 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 student.services@miis.edu.

Cap and Gown Recycle Available

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.