All candidates for graduation who plan to participate in the Commencement Ceremony are expected to wear official Caldwell University academic regalia. As the level of degree earned changes, there is symbolism that is reflected in the regalia. At the bachelor’s and master’s level, the Caldwell University seal is embroidered on the gown. The master’s gown has elongated sleeves attributed to the heritage of academic scholars who historically carried their books in their sleeves. The doctoral gown is black with bands of blue velvet on the sleeves. The academic hood is different for each level of degree earned as well as discipline of the degree. All Master’s and Doctoral candidates will be hooded on stage during the Graduate Commencement ceremony.
Regalia orders must be placed in advance. After April 1, 2016, all orders must be placed in the campus bookstore. In most cases, academic regalia will be picked up at Salute to Grads on April 26, 2016. Late orders may not be available for pick up at Salute to Grads.