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Student Academic Attire

All UW Bothell Commencement participants must be attired in the appropriate academic apparel as outlined below. All apparel is provided by Oak Hall and must be ordered via the Registration/Order Form from  between May 2-22, 2022 and, once ordered, will be available for pick up at Grad Fair. More details below.

Academic apparel is for purchase only - there is no rental option. You can purchase items as a set. Some items may be purchased individually. Pricing is detailed below.

Bachelor's Apparel

Attire must include: Black gown w/seal, mortarboard, and degree colored tassel. Cost is $54 plus tax for the set.

Bachelor's academic attire on a mannequin

Master's Apparel

Attire must include: Black master's gown, mortarboard, black tassel, and degree colored hood. Cost is $81plus tax for the set.

Master's academic attire on a mannequin

A la Carte Items

Tassel only: $8
Cap only: $15
Master hood only: $31

*plus tax

Souvenir Items

Souvenir tassel: $8
Keychain tassel: $8
Bling/Status tassel: $10
Stole of gratitude (purple or gold): $35

*plus tax

Tassel/Hood Colors

Master’s Degree candidates will wear black tassels and hoods varying in color to denote their degree. Bachelor’s Degree candidates will wear tassels varying in color to denote their degree.

Academic Costume Code Tassel Color/Hood
Bachelor or Master of Arts White

Business Administration/MBA

Royal Blue

Educational Studies

Light Blue



Fine Arts





Golden Yellow



Honor Cords

Honor cords are provided by the Commencement Office to all eligible students. If you have a question about your eligibility, please contact the Registrar. Students awarded an honor cord may choose to receive it at Grad Fair or at the Awards & Recognition Ceremony.

Apparel Pickup at Grad Fair

Graduating students can pick up their commencement apparel and guest tickets at Grad Fair. The 2022 Grad Fair will take place May 24 to May 26, from 10am - 6pm athe the North Creek Events Center which is located on the east side of the UW Bothell campus. If you can't make it to Grad Fair, Late Pick-Up will be on Thursday, June 2 at UW2 Commons Lobby, 4-7 p.m. If you can’t make Grad Fair or Late Pick-Up, you can ask someone else to pick up for you at either event; however they must have your confirmation order and student ID number in order to pick up your apparel and order.


Refunds for graduation items will be granted on or before the end of the Registration period by completing the Refund Form. Once your form has been submitted, you will not be able to make changes online. Any changes required to your order (e.g., extra tassel) may be requested at Grad Fair when picking up your order.

June 15, 2022

Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion

Ceremony 1

  • Student check-in: 11AM
  • Doors open: 12 PM
  • Procession starts: 1 p.m. 

Ceremony 2

  • Students check-in: 3pm
  • Doors open at 4 p.m.
  • Procession at 5 p.m.

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