Commencement Purchases

Make note of the following spring events in preparation for Commencement weekend:


- Wednesday, March 18 - Thursday, March 19 (10 AM - 4 PM)

After LMU: Cap and Gown Pick-Up 

- Tuesday, April 14 - Thursday, April 16 (10 AM - 6 PM)

- Friday, April 17 (9 AM - 3 PM)


Students are encouraged to visit the University Bookstore (lower level, Von der Ahe Building; 310/338-2889) or go online to order graduation regalia, announcements, sashes, diploma frames, and other graduation and Commencement-related items.

During Commencement Weekend, convenient locations throughout campus will have flowers, light snacks, coffee, and beverages for sale. Specific information will become available closer to the event.


LMU merchandise will be available at the University Bookstore. Students are welcome to wear special pins, honors cords, stoles, etc., that are offered by LMU organizations or programs but are not university-sponsored.


Personalized graduation announcements can be ordered directly from Herff Jones in Spring 2020.

Class Rings

Jostens ring representatives will be on campus for class ring orders. Look for the Jostens signs posted around campus. For locations and times, contact the Bookstore (lower level of the Von der Ahe Building, 310/338-2889).

Commemorative Footage

Commemorative footage available on digital downloads and flash drives with an unobstructed perspective of the Commencement Mass and Commencement ceremonies will be created by eVid (formally known as Graduation Nation).  Go to to order. For inquiries, email

Diploma Frames

A variety of diploma frames is available for purchase from the University Bookstore.


Parents and students may pre-order flowers and leis from Graduation Bouquets and pick them up on campus on Commencement morning.


Professional photographers from GradImages will take students’ pictures when they receive their diploma cover. For more information, contact GradImages (, 800/261-2576). Approximately four days after the ceremony, proofs of these photos are sent to each student to the e-mail and street addresses the student specified on the back of the name card. Students should write their street and e-mail addresses on the back of their name cards, as they are used to specify where Commencement picture proofs should be sent. It is important that students stay in the same order as when they handed in their name card, since this order determines which proof-photos they will receive.


Cap and gown for Bachelor’s Degree candidates can be obtained through Herff Jones ( For additional assistance, please contact the University Bookstore (lower level, Von der Ahe Building; 310/338-2889). Students may not wear academic attire from previous ceremonies or other institutions.

At Loyola Marymount University, traditional commencement attire for Bachelor’s degree candidates consists of a black gown and cap, gold tassel, and hood trimmed in velvet corresponding in color to the subject of the degree earned. For example, a student with a major of Civil Engineering wears a hood with orange velvet trim. Please refer to the following list to ensure that you obtain the correct hood to wear at Commencement.

Hood Colors

  • Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
    Major (Degree)Hood Color
    African American Studies (B.A.) White
    Asian and Pacific Studies (B.A.) White
    Chicana/o Studies (B.A.) White
    Classics and Archaeology (B.A.) White
    Economics (B.A.) White
    Economics (B.S.) Copper
    English (B.A.) White
    Environmental Studies (B.A.) White
    European Studies (B.A.) White
    French (B.A.) White
    Greek (B.A.) White
    History (B.A.) White
    Humanities (B.A.) White
    Individualized Studies (B.A.) White
    International Relations (B.A.) White
    Journalism (B.A.) White
    Latin (B.A.) White
    Liberal Studies (B.A.) White
    Modern Languages (B.A.) White
    Philosophy (B.A.) White
    Political Science (B.A.) White
    Psychology (B.A.) White
    Sociology (B.A.) White
    Spanish (B.A.) White
    Theology (B.A.) Scarlet
    Urban Studies (B.A.) White
    Women's Studies (B.A.) White
  • College of Business Administration
    Major (Degree)Hood Color
    Accounting (B.S.A.) Drab
    Applied Information Management Systems (B.B.A.) Drab
    Applied Information Management Systems (B.S.) Drab
    Business Administration (B.B.A.) Drab
    Entrepreneurship (B.B.A.) Drab
    Finance (B.B.A.) Drab
    Management (B.B.A.) Drab
    Marketing (B.B.A.) Drab
  • College of Communication & Fine Arts
    Major (Degree)Hood Color
    Art History (B.A.) White
    Communication Studies (B.A.) Silver
    Dance (B.A.) Brown
    Individualized Studies (B.A.) Brown
    Music (B.A.) Pink
    Studio Arts (B.A.) Brown
    Theatre Arts (B.A.) Brown
  • Frank R. Seaver College of Science & Engineering
    Major (Degree)Hood Color
    Applied Mathematics (B.S.) Bright Gold
    Athletic Training (B.S.) Bright Gold
    Biochemistry (B.S.) Gold
    Biology (B.A.) Bright Gold
    Biology (B.S.) Bright Gold
    Chemistry (B.S.) Bright Gold
    Civil Engineering (B.S. in E.) Orange
    Computer Science (B.S.) Bright Gold
    Electrical Engineering (B.S. in E.) Orange
    Engineering Physics (B.S.) Bright Gold
    Environmental Science (B.S.) Bright Gold
    Health and Human Sciences (B.S.) Bright Gold
    Individualized Studies (B.S.) Bright Gold
    Mathematics (B.A.) Bright Gold
    Mathematics (B.S.) Bright Gold
    Mechanical Engineering (B.S. in E.) Orange
    Natural Science (B.S.) Bright Gold
    Physics (B.S.) Bright Gold
  • School of Film & Television
    Major (Degree)Hood Color
    Animation (B.A.) Crimson
    Film and Television Production (B.A.) Crimson
    Individualized Studies (B.A.) Crimson
    Recording Arts (B.A.) Crimson
    Screenwriting (B.A.) Crimson