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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  eou.shopoakhalli.com 

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

Student may order announcements at cbgrad.com 

All orders must be placed before May 21st to allow for delivery time. Orders may take up to 2 weeks for delivery. Since we are closed to the public until further notice, caps and gown bundles will not be available at EOU Bookstore for in store purchase.

Students will need to email the bookstore at sm8151@bncollege.com to indicate what Master Hood (MTE/MBA) or color of tassel.

  • EOU BACHELOR cap, gown, and tassel are BLACK.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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 packaging. *****

HONORS CORDS will be sold only to those undergraduate students eligible to receive them. The EOU Bookstore will have the list of eligible students. Honors calculations for ceremony purposes are calculated through Winter 2021 term only.

Around May 1st, honor cords will be available to order for eligible students. From the drop-down menu of the Gift and Accessories tab, there is a regalia link in the far-right column.

Distinctions and GPA’s: *Latin Honors are based on you 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