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

After LMU: Cap and Gown Pick-Up

Update: LMU's first priority is the safety and well-being of our students and staff. For that reason, we have decided to cancel the 2020 After LMU event.

Students who ordered regalia for pick up at the After LMU event may arrange to have it shipped home. Specific information from Herff Jones will be posted when it becomes available.

Students may order online graduation regalia, announcements, sashes, diploma frames, and other graduation and Commencement-related items from Herff-Jones.

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.

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, please 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 Master’s Degree candidates can be obtained through Herff Jones ( Doctoral candidates place their own regalia order, allowing 6-8 weeks for delivery. Students may not wear academic attire from previous ceremonies or other institutions.

At Loyola Marymount University, traditional commencement attire for Master’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 majoring in any of the various fields of Education wears a hood with light blue velvet trim. In contrast, Doctoral degree candidates wear a cardinal robe with gold trim and coordinating tam. Please refer to the following list to ensure that you obtain the correct hood to wear at Commencement.

Hood Colors

  • Major (Degree)Hood Color
    Bioethics (M.A.) White
    English (M.A.) White
    Pastoral Theology (M.A.) Scarlet
    Philosophy (M.A.) White
    Theology (M.A.) Scarlet
    Yoga Studies (M.A.) White
  • Major (Degree)Hood Color
    Accounting (M.S.A.) Drab
    Business Administration (M.B.A.) Drab
    Executive MBA (M.B.A.) Drab
  • Major (Degree)Hood Color
    Marital and Family Therapy (M.A.) White
  • Major (Degree)Hood Color
    Civil Engineering (M.S. in E.) Orange
    Computer Science (M.S.) Bright Gold
    Electrical Engineering (M.S. in E.) Orange
    Environmental Science (M.S.) Bright Gold
    Healthcare Systems Engineering (M.S.) Bright Gold
    Mathematics (M.A.T.) Bright Gold
    Mechanical Engineering (M.S. in E.) Orange
    Systems Engineering Leadership (M.S.) Bright Gold
  • Major (Degree)Hood Color
    Bilingual Elementary Education (M.A.) Light Blue
    Bilingual Secondary Education (M.A.) Light Blue
    Biliteracy, Leadership, and Intercultural Education (M.A.) Light Blue
    Catholic Inclusive Education (M.A.) Light Blue
    Catholic School Administration (M.A.) Light Blue
    Charter School Administration (M.A.) Light Blue
    Child and Adolescent Literacy (M.A.) Light Blue
    Counseling (M.A.) Light Blue
    Early Childhood Education (M.A.) Light Blue
    Educational Leadership for Social Justice (Ed.D.) Light Blue
    Educational Psychology (M.A.) Light Blue
    Educational Studies (M.A.) Light Blue
    Elementary Education (M.A.) Light Blue
    General Education (M.A.) Light Blue
    Guidance and Counseling (M.A.) Light Blue
    Higher Education Administration (M.A.) Light Blue
    Literacy and Language Arts (M.A.) Light Blue
    Literacy Education (M.A.) Light Blue
    Reading Instruction (M.A.) Light Blue
    School Administration (M.A.) Light Blue
    School Counseling (M.A.) Light Blue
    School Psychology (Ed.S.) Light Blue
    School Psychology (M.A.) Light Blue
    Secondary Education (M.A.) Light Blue
    Special Education (M.A.) Light Blue
    Teaching English as a Second Language (M.A.) Light Blue
    Urban Education (M.A.) Light Blue
  • Major (Degree)Hood Color
    Feature Film Screenwriting (M.F.A.) Crimson
    Film and Television Production (M.F.A.) Crimson
    Writing and Producing for Television (M.F.A.) Crimson