50thAnniversary

Regalia Rental and Purchase Information

All approved Union Institute & University. commencers must be attired in appropriate regalia for the ceremony. Undergraduates typically purchase their regalia at a very reasonable cost. Masters and doctoral candidates can either rent or purchase their regalia.. See photos and order information for rental and purchased regalia below. Regalia is ordered online through Herff Jones. Undergraduate regalia is typically shipped to your home. Rental Masters and Doctoral regalia is sent to the university and is available for your pick up prior to the ceremony. Please note: Dean’s approval for graduation is needed before rental or custom regalia may be arranged.

Alumni looking to purchase Union Institute & University custom regalia should contact eventcoordinator@myunion.edu.

Doctoral Regalia (Rental)

The rental doctoral gown is black with black velvet down the front panels, and on the sleeve bars (chevrons). The rental doctoral hood has blue velvet for the Ph.D. degree, along with Union’s colors of green and gold. (This model does not have a hood on; the hood drapes down the back of the person.) The hat is a mortar board with a gold tassel.

Remember that you can rent the gown and purchase a custom Union Institute & University hood and/or velvet tam. Please note: Dean’s approval for graduation is needed before rental or custom regalia may be arranged.


Custom Doctoral Regalia (Purchase)

Union’s doctoral gown is  a “Marshal” style gown in black gabardine with bell-type outer sleeves. The shoulder area in the back of the gown features a “V” at the center and is completed with a deluxe cord and button. The gown offers wide velvet panels, featuring the official Union Institute & University seal embroidered in gold on the front royal blue Ph.D. panels. Three chevrons on each sleeve are blue, piped in gold. The hood is black gabardine with a green satin border edge. Union’s school colors (dark green and gold) are represented in satin and the Ph.D. is represented by blue velvet. The hood has a green satin border. The accompanying tam is either a 6-sided or 8-sided black velvet tam with a gold silk tassel. The main difference between the purchased and the rental regalia is the color of the velvet chevrons on the sleeves, the velvet panels down the front, and the tam, which is distinct from the rented mortar board.

The approximate cost of the Doctoral Regalia displayed is $1000, This does not include taxes, shipping, or additional purchases such as garment bags, special hangars, etc. Please note: Dean’s approval for graduation is needed before rental or custom regalia may be arranged.

To purchase Custom regalia, please email eventcoordinator@myunion.edu.

Custom Master’s Regalia (Purchase)

This design, by tradition, is identified by unique and oblong-shaped sleeves with wrist openings. The gown, VISA® gabardine, requires little or no ironing and releases stains easily. The yoke is outlined in bright gold braid, completed at the center back with a braided black cord and button. The balanced fluting provides ample body fullness over the shoulders and across the back. The hood is black, also VISA® gabardine, with a green satin border edge. Union’s school colors (dark green and gold) are represented in satin and degree color is velvet-trimmed in bright gold braid. There are two choices of cap: the standard black mortarboard cap with standard black tassel; or the black velvet tam (four sided) with button and a standard black tassel.

To purchase Custom regalia, please email eventcoordinator@myunion.edu.

 

 

Undergraduate Regalia (Purchase)

The bachelor gown traditionally, has pointed sleeves which highlight this style. While keeping its notable appearance, the bachelor gown features full front pleats, balanced fluting and an easily accessible center-mounted zipper closure. This keeper gown comes with the customary mortarboard cap with black rayon tassel, and year signet. Add that special touch with a stole of gratitude—UI&U’s forest green with gold seal. The stole is ordered separately for an additional cost of about $25. You will receive information on how to purchase your regalia once you have been approved to participate in commencement.

To purchase Custom regalia, please email eventcoordinator@myunion.edu.