Commencement Regalia

Student Regalia

Associate Degrees:
Associate graduates wear a red cap and gown, with a white tassel. Honor cords are silver for Deans' Honors (3.50-3.89 GPA) and gold for President's Honors (3.9 to 4.00 GPA). Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members may wear a gold PTK stole and/or a gold PTK tassel.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing:
BSN graduates wear a black cap and gown with a peach tassel. Gold honor cords designate BSN honors.

Purchasing Regalia and Announcements

Regalia and announcements may be purchased at the OC Bookstore at the Bremerton, Poulsbo, and Shelton locations. Find prices and additional information at the OC Bookstore.

Date Regalia Available: First week of May

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society Stole and Tassel
Order this through the PTK International Headquarters. Phone 1-800-946-9996.

Faculty and other OC employees: Contact the OC Bookstore to order regalia. The College underwrites the complete cost of renting the academic regalia for those participating in the procession (faculty, administrators, and staff).

Faculty Regalia

Full and part-time faculty, administrators and staff are invited to walk in the procession, the recession and sit in a reserved area at commencement. Academic regalia is requested.

The significance of the costume is indicated especially by the sleeves and hoods. The Bachelor gown has pointed sleeves; the Master's gown has long, closed sleeves, the Doctorate gown has bell-shaped sleeves and velvet trimming.

The Bachelor hood is three feet in length; the Master's hood is three and one-half feet; the Doctorate hood is four feet.

Hoods are lined with color or colors of the institution from which the individual received his or her degree. The colored velvet border of the hood, which is two-inches, three-inches, and five-inches wide for the Bachelor, Master's, and Doctorate degree respectively, indicates the faculty or field to which the degree pertains.

Color Code

Agriculture Maize
Arts, Liberal Arts, Literature, Letters, Humanities White
Commerce, Accountancy, Business Drab 
Dentistry Lilac
Economics Copper
Education     Light Blue
Engineering Orange
Fine Arts, Architecture Brown
Forestry, Environmental Studies, Sustainability    Russet
Journalism     Crimson
Law Purple
Library Science, Information Management Lemon
Medicine Green
Music Pink
Nursing Apricot
Optometry Sea Foam Green
Oratory, Speech, Communications Silver Gray
Pharmacy Olive Green
Philosophy Dark Blue
Physical Education, Physical Therapy Sage Green
Public Administration, Public Policy, Foreign Service  Peacock Blue
Public Health Salmon Pink
Science Golden Yellow
Social Work  Citron
Theology, Divinity Scarlet
Veterinary Gray