Caps, gowns, and hoods are required for graduate students participating in a graduation ceremony and may be purchased online through Herff Jones beginning October 23, 2023. Online sales take 4 weeks to arrive and are available October 23, 2023 through November 22, 2023. Limited in-person sales will be available at the Emerson Emporium the weekend of the ceremony.
Stoles, sashes, or cords are for bachelor degree recipients and may not be worn with Emerson College’s master’s degree regalia. However, there is a robust cap decorating tradition at Emerson, and we look forward to seeing yours!
Emerson Emporium Regalia Hours
The Emerson Emporium will have limited Speech@Emerson regalia for purchase in-person during the times below:
- Saturday December 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Sunday December 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
If you have questions about your online regalia order, please contact Brooke Sheerin at bsheerin [at] herffjones.comtitle="Email Brooke Sheerin at Herff Jones" or 617-306-9653.
If you have questions about regalia in general, please contact the bookstore:
114 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
bookstore [at] emerson.edu
Master's degree regalia includes:
- A black cap
- A black gown with tippet sleeves
- A black tassel (hangs from left front)
- A hood
- Package price $75.79 (You may also purchase individual pieces.)
Academic Hood Colors
All hoods have a purple and gold lining to represent Emerson College. The color of the hood's velvet is determined by the degree:
- MFA (pictured) is brown
- MA is white
- MS is gold
If your gown is wrinkled simply hang it up overnight. Do not iron it; it will melt!
Stoles, sashes, or cords should not be worn with Emerson College’s Master’s degree regalia, however you are welcome to decorate your cap!
How to Hold Your Hood and Card
Tassel on left side of cap.
Hood on right arm, velvet toward your wrist.
Top of hood (the end with the loop) on the inside of your right arm.
2nd loop unbuttoned.
Card in left hand, thumb on top left corner.