Regalia caps, gowns, and hoods are expected to be worn by all graduates during Commencement and recognition ceremonies.

Bookstores at the Kansas Union in Lawrence, the Edwards Campus, and the KU Medical Center are the official suppliers of regalia.  Please refer to their websites for information:

Bachelor’s Academic Regalia 
Master’s Academic Regalia     
Doctoral Academic Regalia     
Faculty Academic Regalia           

March 27, 2017: Deadline for faculty to place rental orders

For more information:
Lawrence / Edwards Campus 785-864-4640
KU Medical Center–Kansas City 913-588-2548
School of Medicine–Wichita 316-293-2603

Tassel Colors
For undergraduates:

  • Architecture, Design & Planning: light purple
  • Business: light brown
  • Education: light blue
  • Engineering: orange
  • Journalism: cardinal
  • Health Professions: mint
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences: white
  • Music: pink
  • Nursing: apricot
  • Pharmacy: olive green
  • Social Welfare: citron

Doctoral and master's candidates wear black tassels, law graduates wear purple.

Souvenir red and blue KU tassels are available for purchase.

Countdown to
Future Commencement Dates

Commencement dates are set by the Kansas Board of Regents

May 13, 2018*
May 19, 2019

*Mother's Day

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