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Commencement: Announcements and Academic Regalia

Commencement Announcements

Order personalized graduation announcements, thank you cards, rings and other graduation related items from Herff Jones.

Finally, if you prefer to send an informal information sheet about Commencement activities, you can use the "Family & Friends Commencement Invitation" found under You and Your Guests on this website.

Academic Regalia

All graduating undergraduate and graduate students marching in the Mills College 129th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13, 2017 are required to wear regalia:

  • BA—bachelor robe, oxford cap, white and gold hood with white band
  • BS—bachelor robe, oxford cap, white and gold hood with gold band
  • Pre-Nursing Certificate—bachelor robe, no cap, no hood
  • MA—Master robe, mortarboard, white and gold hood with white band
  • MBA—Master robe, mortarboard, white and gold hood with beige band
  • MFA—Master robe, mortarboard, white and gold hood with chocolate brown band
  • MPP—Master robe, mortarboard, white and gold hood with peacock blue band
  • Pre-med Certificate—Master robe, mortarboard, black tassel, no hood
  • Credential—Master robe, mortarboard, black tassel, no hood
  • EdD—Doctoral robe, oxford cap, white and gold hood with light blue band

Options for Obtaining Regalia

Purchasing Regalia

Online orders can be placed at Herff Jones and will be accepted through April 17, 2017. If you have questions about online orders, please contact Herff Jones at 800.837.4235 or

Borrowing Regalia from the Robe Bank

A limited amount of regalia is available to borrow at no charge from the Division of Student Life Robe Bank.

Robe Bank regalia is obtainable 11:00 am-2:00 pm only at these specific Senior Week events and must be picked up at the time of request.

  • April 3, Joe's on the Go!, Adams Plaza
  • April 4, Taco Tuesday, Adams Plaza
  • April 5, Senior Auction, Adams Plaza
  • April 6, Adulting: Preparing for Life After Mills, Student Union

Collection tables to return donated regalia will be available post ceremony at the Tea Shop, the intersection of Kapiolani and Richards Road and the Art Museum.

Student's accounts will be charged for regalia not returned to the Robe Bank, which may result in a delay of transcrips and diploma.





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General Information
Commencement Overview
January Grads
Weekend Activity Schedule

Academic Requirements
Graduation Application
Final Examinations/Theses
Transfer Credit Deadlines
Deadline for Incompletes
Failing Last Semester Course
Conferral of Degree
Honors and Awards

Financial Requirements
Mandatory Exit Loan Counseling

Preparing to Leave
Senior Survey
Expiration of Computing Accounts
Library Deadlines
Health Insurance after Degree Completion

Preparing for the Commencement Ceremony
Academic Regalia
Student Speakers
Walking Cards

You and Your Guests
Weekend Meal Service
Seating Information
What to Wear
Accessability Needs
Safety & Transportation
Lost and Found
Photographing Commencement
Commencement DVD
Private Parties on Campus
Family and Friends Invitation

Contact Information

College Events
Sage Hall 125
P: 510.430.2145

Last Updated: 3/20/17