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Regalia and Accessories

Regalia and Accessories

Boise State University has adopted a commencement tradition of outfitting all of our undergraduate degree recipients in the university’s historic Boise State blue—a color associated with the school since its inception in 1932.

Doctoral degree-granting universities have always provided unique university regalia for those who earn their highest degrees—often with accents and even full robes reflecting the traditional university colors. For years, many research and academic universities have expanded this privilege to all graduates, including Boston University, Penn State, University of Utah, and University of Oregon.

As Boise State has transformed into a nationally and internationally known doctoral research university with a strong campus community and a thriving student culture, the university has worked to build each Commencement into an experience as a worthy culmination of our students’ time here.

Boise State is proud of its unique and distinct traditions that include, as the world knows, our trademark Blue Turf. With input from ASBSU and other students, this decision was made to enhance the graduation ceremony and experience with gowns that reflect that Boise State spirit and culture.

Purchase Your Regalia

Regalia is available for purchase in the Bookstore.

Blue Graduation Gown


Visit the Boise State Bookstore website to get your:

  • personalized announcements
  • honor cords
  • extra tassels
  • collegiate rings
  • personalized Uploma
  • diploma frame

Tassel and Hood Colors

Degree NameTassel ColorHood Color
Associate of ArtsBlue/Orange
Associate of ScienceBlue/Orange
Bachelor of ArtsWhite
Bachelor of Applied ScienceGold
Bachelor of Business AdministrationDrab
Bachelor of Fine ArtsBrown
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary StudiesWhite
Bachelor of MusicPink
Bachelor of ScienceGold
Doctor of EducationLight BlueLight Blue
Master of ArtsWhiteWhite
Master of Arts in CommunicationWhiteWhite
Master of Arts in EnglishWhiteWhite
Master of Arts in EducationWhiteWhite
Master of Arts in HistoryWhiteWhite
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary StudiesWhiteWhite
Master of Arts in School CounselingWhiteWhite
Master of Arts in Technical CommunicationWhiteWhite
Master of Business AdministrationDrabDrab
Master of EconomicsCopperCopper
Master of Science in Exercise and Sports StudiesGoldGold
Master of Applied Anthropology CitronCitron
Master of Applied History ResearchWhiteWhite
Master of Education Light BlueLight Blue
Master of Educational TechnologyLight BlueLight Blue
Master of EngineeringOrangeOrange
Master of Fine ArtsBrownBrown
Master of Health PolicySalmon PinkSalmon Pink
Master of Health ScienceSalmon PinkSalmon Pink
Master of Science Organizational Performance and Workplace LearningGoldGold
Master of KinesiologySage GreenSage Green
Master of MusicPinkPink
Master of Nursing ApricotApricot
Master of Public AdministrationPeacockPeacock
Master of ScienceGoldGold
Master of Science in Accountancy, TaxationGoldGold
Master of Science in EducationGoldGold
Master of Science in GeologyGoldGold
Master of Science in GeophysicsGoldGold
Master of Science in Interdisciplinary StudiesGoldGold
Master of Science in Raptor BiologyGoldGold
Master of Social WorkCitronCitron
Doctor of PhilosophyDark BlueDark Blue
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