Faculty and Staff Regalia

Commencement is a formal academic ceremony. Everyone taking part in the procession and ceremony—including students, faculty members, deans, directors, and college leaders—is asked to wear academic regalia. Some may own their gowns and regalia; others may need rental regalia. Faculty and staff are welcome to bring their own gowns and regalia to participate in the processional. 

Ordering Rental Regalia

Seattle Colleges faculty and staff members who are planning to take part in the procession and ceremony may order rental regalia if they do not have their own. The commencement budget will cover the cost of rental regalia items for faculty and staff. Please submit your order by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2024.

The order form is open.

Please place an order only if you are firmly committed to participating in the procession and ceremony. The commencement budget incurs the cost for unused regalia, thus reducing the funds available to focus on students.

Rental Regalia Available at Commencement

The ordered rental gowns and regalia items will be available on the day of the ceremony at T-Mobile Park in the Diamond Club, the designated preparation space for faculty and staff. Faculty and staff should plan to change into their regalia between 4 and 4:30 p.m., as lineup for the procession will take place around 4:30 p.m. and the ceremony begins at 5 p.m. Once the ceremony is over, please return the items to the Diamond Club.