Cap and Gown

phD candidates in black and maroon doctoral gowns
Doctoral Regalia
A masters candidate in black gown and gold hood
Specialist & Master's Regalia
Classic bachelor's degree robes in black with maroon and gold accents
Bachelor's Regalia

University stole and honor cords

Graduates and faculty may purchase university stoles online. Commemorative 125 stoles are now available!

Undergraduate students who are eligible for Graduation with Academic Honors will receive honor cords free of charge at commencement.

Bachelor's and master's graduates

Bachelor's and master's graduates must order regalia online for shipping. The ordering website is now open and the deadline to order regalia is July 3 through Herff Jones. A limited stock of regalia is available for purchase at the Bobcat Store (bookstore) on the San Marcos Campus.


The hood (worn only by master's and doctoral graduates) is a black shell, silk-lined in the color or colors of the institution conferring the degree. Check with your program to verify the color, which signifies the field of study the degree was earned, not the academic department.

Doctoral candidates and faculty

Doctoral graduates and faculty must purchase or rent their regalia directly from our vendor, Herff Jones.

  • Rental deadline for doctoral regalia is July 3.
  • Rental deadline for faculty regalia is July 3.
  • Purchase deadline for doctoral regalia is June 14 to avoid expedited fees.


Contact the Bobcat Store (bookstore) at 512-245-2273, 512-245-0854, or

Read cap and gown FAQ.