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).
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.
|Arts, Liberal Arts, Literature, Letters, Humanities
|Commerce, Accountancy, Business
|Fine Arts, Architecture
|Forestry, Environmental Studies, Sustainability
|Library Science, Information Management
||Sea Foam Green |
|Oratory, Speech, Communications
||Silver Gray |
||Olive Green |
|Physical Education, Physical Therapy
||Sage Green |
|Public Administration, Public Policy, Foreign Service
||Peacock Blue |
||Salmon Pink |
||Golden Yellow |