Steps to Graduation

Regalia (Cap, Gown & Tassel)

Two graduates of USF walk nearby a fountain in regalia and stoles.


Regalia (a cap with tassel and gown for bachelor’s students and a cap with tassel, gown, and hood for master’s and doctoral students) is required to participate in Commencement. Military uniforms may be worn in lieu of regalia. 

Several companies may try to sell regalia. Please be certain that you are getting the USF-approved regalia.

Rented regalia

USF bachelor's ($75 + tax & shipping), master's ($115.50 + tax & shipping), doctoral ($154.50 + tax & shipping) rented regalia can be ordered beginning at Grad Stampede. Orders will be sent to the address provided at the time of payment. The deadline to order and pay standard shipping is March 22. The ordering website will close on March 22 and re-open on March 25 where orders will be charged a RUSH shipping fee until March 29.  The order will be accompanied by a pre-paid return shipping label in which the gown (and master's/doctoral hood) must be returned following Commencement weekend. Graduates keep the cap/tam and tassel.

PURCHAsED regalia

Interested in purchasing regalia? Bachelor's ($293 + tax & shipping), master's ($481.65 + tax & shipping), doctoral ($1,169.85 + tax & shipping).


Undergraduate students are welcome to wear University approved stoles during the commencement ceremony. Unauthorized items may not be worn. 

Undergraduate students who are members of official registered honor societies may opt to purchase and wear a stole. These items can be purchased directly from each society. 


The Office of International Services will reach out to F-1 international graduates by email to place a sash order in the weeks ahead of Commencement. Please make sure you have applied to graduate, as this is the only way to let us know that you are intending to order a sash and participate in Commencement. For questions, please Lili Besch-Kramer.