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Academic Regalia for Graduation Candidates

PLU follows the Academic Costume Code as outlined by the American Council on Education (ACE). All Graduation candidates at Commencement are to wear Regalia including: black caps with black tassels, black gowns and black hoods lined with gold to represent PLU and trimmed with the color indicative of the degree the student is earning. Honorifics awarded by PLU (Wang Center pins, honors cords, etc.) may be worn. Per ACE’s guidelines, candidates may not decorate their caps, tassels, gowns or hoods; floral accents (corsages, boutonnieres, leis, etc) should be worn after the commencement ceremony.

Regalia Ordering

Click here to order your regalia.  After April 19th, you may purchase regalia at the Grad Fair on May 22 and 23.

Regalia Pick-up

Regalia MUST be picked up at the Grad Fair Cap/Gown Pick-up, located in AUC room 133.  Pick-up dates are May 22nd and 23rd from 4-7pm.

Diploma Frames

Diploma Frames may be purchased online from Royal-T or online, in-store or at the Tacoma Dome from Garfield Book Company.


Announcements may be purchased through Royal-T and orders are accepted after the regalia order deadline.

Class Ring

Class Rings may be purchased through Balfour and orders are accepted after the regalia order deadline.

Ceremony Photography

GradImages.com will be at the ceremony to photograph each graduation candidate. This service is complimentary; there is no obligation to purchase.

Shortly after the ceremony, candidates will receive proofs of their photos via mail and email for purchase. Please make sure all of your information in Banner is current by Friday, May 1, 2016. Orders may be placed online, by mail or phone. For more information contact GradImages at 800-261-2576 or visit their website.

Gifts and Flowers

The Garfield Book Company will be open on Commencement Day and will be on site at the Tacoma Dome with PLU merchandise, graduation gift ideas and flowers. Visit Garfield Book Company for more information.