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Caps, Gowns and Honors Cords

Robes, Cords, Sashes, and/or other Commencement regalia that may be worn in conjunction with a particular program, club, cultural affiliation, etc. or other EOU department is handled through that particular college or club and is not under the purview of the Registrar’s Office – for questions please contact your program or club representative or adviser.

Students may place an order for cap and gown online at

Gratitude Stoles, Master Hoods, Caps, and Tassels (black, maize, and souvenir) are available on our website at  eou.bncollege.com 

Gown and Regalia Information

  • EOU BACHELOR (associate degrees and undergrad certificates also) cap, gown, and tassel are BLACK.
  • EOU Graduate Certificate BLACK gown, cap, and tassel. If a master’s degree has been previously earned a master’s gown is worn. If a Master’s degree has not been previously earned a bachelor’s gown is worn.
  • EOU MASTER gowns are BLACK, plus a HOOD is worn.
    The hood represents the University colors inside the hood; EOU colors are blue and gold. The velvet trim on the outer edge of the hood represents the degree
    • Master of Arts in Teaching/Master of Science in Education is LIGHT BLUE.
    • Master of Business Administration is BRONZE.
    • Master of Fine Arts is DARK BROWN
  • The Master gown is very different from a bachelor gown, in that the sleeves have large extensions and a hood is carried or worn during the ceremony; typically in lieu of a graduation cap.
    • The College of Education encourages Masters students to wear a cap if they so desire


  • Oregon State University caps & gowns are BLACK with a MAISE (yellow) tassel.
  • Oregon Health & Science University caps & gowns are WHITE with an APRICOT tassel.

***** It is highly encouraged that you open and steam your gown prior to the ceremony to remove all wrinkles from the packaging. *****

HONORS CORDS will be sold only to those undergraduate students eligible to receive them. The EOU Bookstore will have a list of eligible students. Honors calculations for ceremony purposes are calculated through Winter 2023 term only.

Distinctions and GPAs: *Latin Honors are based on your Overall GPA (Including Transfer Work)

Cum Laude 3.50 to 3.69

Magna Cum Laude 3.70 to 3.84

Summa Cum Laude 3.85 to 4.00

For any questions please contact the Registrar’s Office at commencement@eou.edu or 541-962-3607