Academic apparel for faculty

IU Bloomington is pleased to provide faculty members with academic regalia for Commencement and other robed ceremonies. There is no charge to faculty members.

Faculty who request apparel by the deadline will receive:

  • A black gown
  • A hood reflecting the faculty member’s highest degree and the institution from which he or she received it
  • An adjustable tam and the appropriate tassel

At Indiana University, faculty members who have received a Ph.D. wear royal blue hoods and gold tassels. Faculty who have received other doctoral degrees wear hoods and tassels reflecting their disciplines. Faculty who have received bachelor’s or master’s degrees wear the hoods of their fields and black tassels.

See all tassel and hood colors

How to order faculty apparel

Invitations to order academic apparel and participate in Commencement are emailed to faculty members early in the semester. You’ll order your apparel online, and it will be delivered to you by U.S. Mail at the address that you specify. If you are unable to have apparel delivered, a limited amount will be available in the faculty robing areas on May 7 and 8 on a first-come, first-served basis. All IU-supplied faculty apparel must be returned immediately after May 2021 Commencement-related activities are completed.

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