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Purchase Attire

Students from all three campuses will purchase their gowns through the Oshkosh campus Bookstore. There are three ways to purchase academic attire; in person (no prior order necessary), online or over the phone. Sales will open on Monday, Oct. 28th. Attire will be available in store October 28 through the day of Commencement. Online orders will be accepted October 28 through December 8.

  • Fox Cities and Fond du Lac Campus Students  are considered 2019 graduates. Please mention your campus location to the bookstore staff when purchasing your regalia. This will ensure you receive the appropriate date drop on their tassel. 
  • Oshkosh Campus Students are 2020 graduates because the degree is conferred in January. 

ORDER REGALIA
University Books and More 
Online through the bookstore
748 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 424-2381

The cost of the Associate and Bachelor attire will be $43.95 plus tax.
The cost of the Masters attire will be $64.95 plus tax.
If ordered online, add $8.00 for shipping.

CARE OF GOWN
Upon receipt of your gown, remove it from the packaging and hang it up. To help remove wrinkles, hang the gown in a steamy bathroom or use a steamer. Be careful to not place the steamer too close to the gown fabric and DO NOT use an iron. Should the gown fabric get too close to a hot steamer or iron, the fabric will be damaged. If you receive the wrong color tassel or hood for your degree, you may exchange it at the bookstore or on Commencement day in the lower level of Kolf, one-half hour before the ceremony.

Reuse Attire

As part of UW Oshkosh’s continuing commitment to sustainability, UW Oshkosh graduates are presented with multiple opportunities to reduce landfill waste by purchasing environmentally friendly attire, reusing attire from friends and family, or donating back attire for future graduates to use in the coming years.

UW Oshkosh has adopted a premium quality and environmentally responsible undergraduate attire. This Jostens Elements gown uses:

  • Fabric fiber made from wood sourced from renewable managed forests.
  • The fabric is proven to decompose in soil in less a year.
  • Eco-Zip coil zipper tape and teeth made from 100 percent recycled PET.

Jostens also will donate $1 from each Element purchase to an environmental sustainability project via their Student Give Back Program. To learn more, visit Jostens Elements

Do you know a family member or friend who recently graduated from UW Oshkosh? Have you considered borrowing a cap, gown or hood? At UW Oshkosh we’ve allowed our graduates to reuse attire since 1996 by following these simple steps:

  1. Borrow attire from a previous UW Oshkosh graduate (master’s attire and bachelor’s attire differ, please be sure to check the sleeves to be sure you’ve got the right gown).
  2. Bring the attire with you to the bookstore before Friday, December 13th for approval.* We’ll make sure your gown is the correct style for your degree and that it is the same quality and sheen as the gowns worn by UW Oshkosh graduates.
  3. Purchase any needed pieces a la carte through University Books and More

*All gowns must be approved before caps, tassels or hoods will be sold.

 
 

Instead of throwing away your cap or gown, consider donating your attire for use by future UW Oshkosh graduates. Feel free to drop off your attire at the ticket window inside Kolf Sports Center after the ceremony or bring to the front desk at the Culver Family Welcome Center on campus. Email commencement@uwosh.edu to make arrangements.

 
 

Type of Attire

Undergraduate Attire

Undergraduate attire consists of a bachelor’s gown, mortarboard and tassel. Tassels may be purchased a la carte. Individuals wishing to purchase a tassel only must have their gowns approved in person by the bookstore before the tassel will be sold.

Associate of Arts and Science………………………………. Black
Bachelor of Applied Studies………………………………… Crimson
Bachelor of Arts…………………………………………………. White
Bachelor of Business Administration……………………. Drab
Bachelor of Fine Arts………………………………………….. Brown 
Bachelor of Liberal Studies…………………………………. Crimson
Bachelor of Music………………………………………………. Pink
Bachelor of Music Education……………………………….  Light Blue
Bachelor of Science…………………………………………….. Gold
Bachelor of Science in Education…………………………. Light Blue
Bachelor of Science in Human Services………………… Light Blue
Bachelor of Science in Nursing…………………………….. Apricot
Bachelor of Social Work……………………………………… Citron

Masters Attire

Master’s attire consists of a master’s gown, hood, mortarboard and tassel.  The tassel color for all graduate students is black.

Hood colors:

  • Business: Drab (beige)
  • Education and Human Services: Light Blue
  • English: White
  • Letters and Science: Gold
  • Nursing: Apricot
  • Public Administration: Peacock Blue
  • Social Work: Citron
Doctoral Attire

Attire for the Doctor of Nursing Practice or the Educational Doctorate degrees consists of a doctoral gown, hood, tam and tassel. Doctoral attire must be rented through University Books and More. 

UW Oshkosh Special Events Office  
(920) 424-3300
  commencement@uwosh.edu

Culver Family Welcome Center
625 Pearl Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901