SAC Graduation: Regalia
Caps and Gowns
We will order your cap and gown using the height and weight that you provide on your Application to Graduate. You may keep these after the ceremony. In order to minimize graduation costs for you, we order a nice quality, but not the finest available.
Hoods are very expensive, so to keep your graduation fee as low as possible, the seminary maintains an inventory of hoods for the various degrees. We will loan you a hood, which must be returned immediately after the ceremony. If you wish to purchase a hood, please let us know by May 1 to make the order. Hoods range between $100-150.
Your hood will be black with gold and blue satin lining (Western’s "official" school colors), with either:
- Red velvet band for theological degrees
- White velvet band for MA in Marital and Family Therapy
Distribution and Care
You may either pick up your cap, gown, hood, etc. in the office, or we will give it to you at the graduation banquet. Please iron your gown and bring everything with you to the rehearsal. You will have photos taken right after the rehearsal, so please have it with you at the start of rehearsal.
Your cap and gown will be yours to keep. However, if you do not have any use for your regalia after commencement, please feel free to donate it to Western Seminary. We maintain a supply of extras for faculty, and guests of the seminary, and for special needs of students. We will gratefully collect donated regalia immediately after the commencement ceremony when you turn in your hood.