Graduation Attire

Caps and Gowns

Cap & Gowns sets can be pre-ordered at a discounted price from www.herffjones.com.

Deadline for pre-orders is Sunday, October 15, 2017. After this deadline sets can be ordered online via www.herffjones.com and individual components as well as sets can be ordered through the Downtown Bookstore at 808.544.0290. Pre-ordered and extra regalia will be available for pickup during Grad Fest.

You will be notified by Pipeline Announcement when caps and gowns are ready to pick up at the Downtown HPU bookstore. We encourage you to pick up your cap and gown prior to the day of graduation to make sure you have the appropriate attire before leaving the store. Please check the list below:

 
Degree
Gown
Tassel
Hood
Associate Bachelor

All

Straight Sleeve

Black

None

BA

Straight Sleeve

White

None

BS

Straight Sleeve

Gold

None

BSHS

Straight Sleeve

Gold

None

BSBA

Straight Sleeve

Drab

None

BSN

Straight Sleeve

Apricot

None

BSW

Straight Sleeve

Citron

None

Master

MA

Oblong Sleeve

White

White w/Blue & Green

MATESOL

Oblong Sleeve

White

White w/Blue & Green

MBA

Oblong Sleeve

Drab

Drab w/Blue & Green

MEd

Oblong Sleeve

Lt. Blue

Lt. Blue w/Blue & Green

MSIS

Oblong Sleeve

Gold

Gold w/Blue & Green

MSMS

Oblong Sleeve

Gold

Gold w/Blue & Green

MSN

Oblong Sleeve

Apricot

Apricot w/Blue & Green

MSW

Oblong Sleeve

Citron

Citron w/Blue & Green

Collars:

The Bachelor/Associate set may include a white collar (women only) to attach to your gown. Collars are optional.

Hoods:

The Master’s set should include a hood which is worn draped down the back, colors folded out.

Tassels:

These are looped around the button in the center of the cap and worn over the right side, and will be moved to the left side at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Caps:

Caps should be worn with the mortarboard parallel with the ground, not set on an angle on the back of your head.

There will be volunteer staff to help

Decorations

Graduates may decorate their caps within reason. Cap decorations must not include balloons or items that may infringe upon the view of other students in the graduate seating section.

International graduation sashes for standard countries can be ordered online at www.herffjones.com. Sashes for non-standard countries can be ordered at the Downtown Bookstore, 808.544.0290. The deadline to order is Saturday, October 28, 2017.

Appropriate Attire

Please arrive at the Exhibition Hall dressed in your cap and IRONED gown. For attire under the gown, we recommend dark pants and dark shoes for men, with a white or light-colored collared shirt. We recommend a dress or dark trousers and comfortable shoes for women. For safety reasons, please do not wear casual sandals or slippers or extremely high heels. You will need both of your hands-frees during the ceremony; please do not bring purses, bags, or Go Pros to the Exhibition Hall. Leave valuables with a trusted friend or family member.