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Graduate Commencement


Lewis & Clark Graduate School Commencement: Sunday, June 7, 2020 

Master’s and Educational Specialist candidates: 
  • Visit Josten’s Lewis & Clark website to order your regalia. Order deadline for 2020 is April 24th.
  • Your regalia will be shipped to the home address you provide; bring your ironed regalia with you to commencement.
  • Regalia is yours to keep or it can be donated after the commencement ceremony.
  • If you would like to donate your regalia after the ceremony for use by future L&C graduate school degree candidates, please drop it off in Thayer, Templeton Campus Center, following the ceremony or later that week at the Graduate Registrar’s office (Rogers Hall, Room 301). A receipt for your donation can be provided to you.
Doctoral candidates: Contact the Graduate Registrar’s Office to order your regalia.
  • Your regalia will be shipped to the registrar’s office and available for pick-up in May (TBD).
  • Your regalia must be returned to Thayer, Templeton Campus Center, immediately following the ceremony and reception.

Regalia Robe Bank:  Lewis & Clark Graduate School has a limited supply of regalia available for those students who, due to financial hardship, would be unable to purchase regalia and therefore be unable to attend the annual commencement ceremony.

Robe bank regalia items are available on a first-come-first-served basis and subject to availability. Full regalia may not be available for each program. Students may review the robe bank inventory and submit requests using the provided web form. The robe bank inventory will be updated every business day. 

For 2019: All regalia from the robe bank are loaned to the student and MUST be returned to the Graduate School Registrar’s office by July 2, 2020 to avoid holds and fees.

  • *Robe bank requests begin: February 17, 2020
  • Robe bank requests end: March 20, 2020 (or until all robes are gone)
  • Robe bank pick-up in Graduate Registrar’s Office: April 13 - June 5, 2020

Regalia Adornments

Wearing:  Please wear your cap (tassel to the left) and gown and carry your master’s, specialist, or doctoral hood on your left arm, velvet back, point in, when preparing for the commencement procession. There will be a hooding ceremony on stage during the commencement proceedings.

    • American Indian and Alaska Native students may wear regalia adornments that honor their unique tribal culture. Adornments may include eagle feathers or other culturally significant items. 
    • Honor cords may be provided by professional organizations or academic societies in a student’s field-of-study to indicate active participation by and membership of the student. Students should contact these organizations directly to inquire about the availability and ordering of honor cords. Honor cords do not denote GPA recognition.
    • Americana cords are provided by the graduate school to students who have served as members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Contact the Graduate Registrar’s office for details.
    • Students may choose to wear stoles offered by professional organizations or academic societies in their field-of-study. Students should contact these organizations directly to inquire about the availability and ordering of professional stoles.
    • Students may choose to wear stoles reflecting their cultural heritage, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation. Heritage stoles can be ordered by students through a variety of vendors including PrideSash.