Faculty Regalia

While the university is no longer covering the cost of faculty regalia for commencement, several options have been coordinated with our regalia partner Jostens to support faculty regalia needs.  

Rental Regalia

Faculty who do not have their own regalia may reserve rental regalia from Jostens. Rental regalia can be coordinated and paid for by your academic unit; please contact your staff member who works in support of commencement and recognition ceremonies. Individual faculty may also pay on their own for their rental regalia by contacting our Jostens College Sales Representative directly. The deadline to order rental regalia is Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

  • Faculty Master's Rental Package includes a black mortar board cap, black gown, black tassel and hood.  $27.45 each
  • Faculty Doctoral Rental Package includes a black velvet 6-sided tam with gold bullion tassel, black gown with black velvet trim and hood.  $39.10 each

Clay Rogers | Jostens, Inc. | College Sales I clay.rogers@jostens.com | Phone: 970.617.5970 | Campus Services: 800-488-2173

You may pick-up your reserved rental regalia in Balch Fieldhouse during the following times:

  • Wednesday, May 10th from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 11th from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday, May 12th from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Regalia Returns

After the ceremony, please return your regalia to the Balch Fieldhouse during the times mentioned above. Please note the CU Bookstore will not accept rental returns.  If your recognition ceremony is after the May 12th hours listed above, please be sure to alert Jostens to this fact during placement of your order and a custom regalia return option will be provided at the time of pick-up.  

If rental apparel (gown, hood, and tam) is not returned following use, your unit will be charged for the full replacement value of the item(s).

Master's & Doctoral Regalia Purchase Option

Faculty are also welcome to purchase the regalia sets sold by Jostens for Master's and Doctoral students. Detailed information on these regalia sets is available on the Spring Cap & Gown Information page. A unit order can coordinated; please contact your staff member who works in support of commencement and recognition ceremonies. Individual faculty may also pay on their own for this regalia option by contacting our Jostens College Sales Representative directly. Please note:  The Jostens online ordering system is not able to accept university purchasing cards.

Fine Quality Regalia Purchases

If you wish to purchase custom fine quality regalia to have for future use, you may order online or contact Jostens Customer Service: 800-854-7464. Our Jostens College Sales Representative Clay Rogers will be on-site at the Commencement Open House or you may reach him directly via email at Clay.Rogers@jostens.com or via phone at 970-617-5970. Custom fine quality orders must be placed by Wednesday, March 29 at 11:59 p.m. MT in order to arrive prior to the Spring 2023 ceremonies.  

Day of Commencement

The spring commencement ceremony begins with a valued tradition at CU Boulder - the processional of faculty and graduates from the Norlin Quadrangle across campus to Folsom Field. 

Please join the chancellor, provost, deans, and vice chancellors that morning to honor your student’s academic journey through campus. The procession will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Please assemble under the faculty standard.  You will be seated in the front of the doctoral student section.

Chancellor’s Commencement Brunch

All faculty in attendance at the commencement ceremony are invited to attend the Chancellor’s Commencement Brunch that immediately follows the ceremony at the Sewall Lawn reception tent.