Caps, Gowns and Honors Cords

Robes, Cords and/or other Commencement regalia that may be worn in conjunction with a particular program, club or other EOU department are 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.


Students may order regalia in person at the EOU Mountaineer Bookstore or by calling the bookstore directly at 541-962-3187.
Orders placed over the phone may be shipped or held for pickup.

The Eastern Oregon University Bookstore will have Bachelor and Master regalia in store for graduates to purchase beginning in early spring. The bookstore will have the caps, gowns, tassels, and honor cords available until commencement (typically including the day of the ceremony).  

Online ordering information can be found below gown information.

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


  • OSU AGRICULTURAL caps & gowns are BLACK with a MAISE (yellow) tassel.
  • OHSU NURSING caps & gowns are WHITE with an APRICOT tassel.

REGALIA & PERSONALIZED ANNOUNCEMENTS may be ordered online through the EOU affiliated Jostens page or by calling 800-854-7464.

***** 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 students eligible to receive them. The EOU Bookstore will have the list of eligible graduates in early spring. Honors calculations for the ceremony are calculated through Winter 2019 term only. No Exceptions!

For any questions please contact the Registrar’s Office at or 541-962-3607