Caps, gowns, and hoods are required for graduate students participating in a graduation ceremony and may be purchased online. Online sales take 4 weeks to arrive and will open in January. 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!

Purchase Regalia

Emerson Emporium Regalia Hours

The Emerson Emporium will have limited Speech@Emerson regalia for purchase in-person during the times below:

  • Saturday April 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday April 21 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] (bsheerin[at]herffjones[dot]com) or 617-306-9653.

If you have questions about regalia in general, please contact the bookstore:

Emerson Emporium
114 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
bookstore [at] (bookstore[at]emerson[dot]edu)
617-824-8696 (phone)

Regalia Samples

Master's degree regalia includes:

The front and back of the graduate regalia clothing

  • 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

A person demonstrating how to properly hold their hood on their right arm and card in their left hand

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.