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Hood and Tassel Colors

Hood and Tassel Colors

The tassel for the cap is included with the rental of the cap and gown.  Be sure to indicate the correct college/school and tassel color on the order form when placing your rental order.

All candidates for degrees should wear the cap (mortarboard) horizontally with the point directly in the center front and tassel on the right for undergraduate and professional candidates and on the left for graduate candidates.  

All candidates participating in the commencement exercise wear a tassel on the cap. The color of the tassel indicates the college/school of the University granting the degree. The proper tassel colors are as follows:

Advanced Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy
    Tassel  Black
    Hood Dark Blue
    Gown  Black with Black Velvet Trim
Doctor of Audiology
    Tassel Black
    Hood Colonial Blue
    Gown Black with Black Velvet Trim
Doctor of Nursing Practice
    Tassel Black
    Hood   Apricot
    Gown   Black with Black Velvet Trim
Doctor of Pharmacy
    Tassel Olive Green
    Hood Olive Green
    Gown Black with Olive Green Velvet Trim
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Tassel Gray
    Hood Gray
    Gown Black with Black Velvet Trim
Educational Specialist
    Tassel   Black
    Hood   Light Blue (Master's)
    Gown   Black Master's Gown with Full‑Length Sleeves
Master's Degrees
    Tassel Black
    Gown Black Master's Gown with Full‑Length Sleeves
    Hood     (See Below)

Areas of Specialization

Master's Hood Color
     Agriculture
Forestry  Russet
All Others Maize
     Education
All Areas  Light Blue
    Engineering
All Areas Orange
     Health and Human Sciences
Consumer Science & Retailing Drab
Health & Kinesiology  Sage Green
Health Sciences Salmon Pink
Hospitality & Tourism Management Drab
Human Development & Family Studies Maroon
Nursing Apricot
Nutrition Science Lemon
Psychological Sciences Navy
Speech, Language Hearing Science Silver
    Liberal Arts
Communication, Political Science, Sociology & Anthropology Citron
Creative Arts Brown
English, Lang & Cultures, History White
Philosophy Dark Blue
    Management
Economics Copper
All Others Peacock Blue
    Public Policy and Public Administration
All Areas Peacock Blue
    Pharmacy
Pharmacy Olive Green
    Science
All Areas Gold‑Yellow
    Technology
All Areas Red
    Veterinary Medicine
All Areas Gray

 Undergraduate Degrees

BACHELOR AND ASSOCIATE DEGREES
Gown ‑ Black Bachelor's Gown with Full‑Length Sleeves Hood ‑ None
Tassel Colors for Undergraduate Degrees
      Agriculture Maize
Forestry Russet
     Education Light Blue
     Engineering (incl. Ag. Engr.) Orange
     Health and Human Sciences
Consumer Science & Retailing Drab
Health & Kinesiology Sage Green
Health Sciences Salmon Pink
Hospitality & Tourism Management Drab
Human Development & Family Studies Maroon
Nursing Apricot
Nutrition Science Lemon
Psychological Sciences Navy
Speech, Language Hearing Science Silver
      Liberal Arts White
      Management Peacock Blue
      Pharmacy Olive Green
      Science Golden Yellow
      Technology Red
      Veterinary Medicine Gray