Cap & Gown

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 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. If you need assistance in purchasing academic apparel, you can request for emergency aid.

Please plan your order carefully! Adding or removing additional items to your order after it has already been placed may be difficult.

Bachelor’s Apparel

Attire must include: Black gown w/seal, mortarboard, and degree-colored tassel. $59.00 plus tax.

Master’s Apparel

Attire must include: Black master’s gown, mortarboard, black tassel, and degree-colored hood.  $84.00 plus tax.

À la Carte Items

Tassel only: $10.00
Cap only: $15.00
Master hood only: $32.00

*plus tax

Optional Items

Souvenir tassel: $10.00
Keychain tassel: $10.00
Status Bling tassel: $12.00
Stole (purple or gold): $35.00

*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 CodeTassel Color/Hood
Bachelor or Master of ArtsWhite
Business Administration/MBARoyal Blue
Educational StudiesLight Blue
Fine ArtsBrown
SciencesGolden Yellow

Honor Cords

Eligible students can buy an honor cord through the online registration form. Students awarded an honor cord may choose to receive it at Grad Fair or at the Awards & Recognition Ceremony. If you have a question about your eligibility, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Apparel Pickup at Grad Fair

Graduating students can pick up their Commencement apparel and guest tickets at Grad Fair. Grad Fair is from May 21 – 23 at the North Creek Events Center, which is located on the east side of the UW Bothell campus.

Grad Fair will open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on May 21 and 22. Then 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on May 23.

If you can’t make Grad Fair, you may ask someone else to pick up for you; however they must have your confirmation order and student ID number in order to pick up your apparel and order.

We do not mail any graduation orders.


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.