Attire

Regalia

Graduating students and degree candidates who wish to participate in Commencement are required to wear SF State-specific academic attire. Academic attire specifically for SF State can be rented from the SF State Bookstore.

Student Rental Dates and Times:

  • May 15th-18th: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • May 19th: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • May 20th: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • May 22nd-24th: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  Graduates and degree candidates who wish to participate in Commencement are required to wear SF State-specific academic attire. Academic attire specifically for SF State can be rented from the SF State Bookstore.

The master rental set includes cap, gown, tassel and hood. Graduates keep the cap and tassel.

Honors cords, sashes and stoles of gratitude along with other graduation accessories are also available for purchase from the SF State Bookstore.

Rental Costs:

  • Bachelor's set (gown, cap and tassel) $45
  • Master's set (gown, hood, cap and tassel) $70

Gown and Hood Returns

Bring the gown and hood back to the SF State Bookstore by Monday, June 5 or drop it off as you exit AT&T Park at the following exits:

  • Willie Mays Plaza
  • Lefty O’Doul Plaza
  • Second Street

If you did not drop off your regalia as you departed AT&T Park, you must return your gown to the Bookstore no later than Monday, June 5th. If you need to speak with an associate at the Bookstore, please contact them at (415) 338-1931.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Regalia

Q: Can someone else pick up my regalia?

A: Yes.  Have that person bring a copy of your student ID and be sure they know your height so they can pick up the correct size.  They will also be able to pick up any additional items such as honors cords or stoles.  All items must be paid for in full at the time of rental/purchase.  They can also pick up your guest tickets.

Q: Can I place a phone order for my regalia?

A: Yes. Please note this service is for graduates who are unable to make it to campus during any of the available dates and times. It is better to pick up everything in person to ensure proper fit. After May 1 please call (415) 405-3718 for phone orders. Phone orders are available for pick-up at the SF State Bookstore from Wednesday, May 17th  to Wednesday, May 24th  during store hours

You will receive your seven (7) Commencement tickets when rent your cap and gown. For more information, please visit the Guest Ticket Policy page.