Academic Regalia (Bachelors)


The academic regalia for students receiving their bachelor’s degree has been changed from the standard black to navy blue, which is one of Vanguard University’s school colors.  All graduates receiving their bachelor’s degree must wear the navy blue academic gown, cap, and hood at the Commencement ceremony.

*Cost for Undergraduate and SPS students’ regalia is $68 (plus tax).

**ONLINE purchases can be made December 2013 to February 2014. After that, sizes are first-come first-serve at Grad Fest on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

Click here to purchase your regalia online!

Undergraduate and School for Professional Studies graduates may keep all of their regalia.

If you are unable to attend Grad Fest, please visit the Vanguard Bookstore to purchase your Regalia.

The LAST CHANCE for you to pick up Regalia at the Vanguard Bookstore is Thursday, May 8 by 5pm.


Matt Acuña
Vanguard Bookstore
(714) 966-6722 |

Wearing the Academic Hood

The academic hood will be worn at the Commencement ceremony only.
Click here for instructions on wearing the academic hood


Dress attire under the academic gown should be fairly formal.

Please do not wear jeans or shorts. It is advised that you also  not wear jackets or heavy clothing.

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking, going up and down steps/ramps, and standing. Given the occasion, please do not wear athletic shoes or casual flip-flops.