• Friday, May 18, 2018
  • 7:00pm
  • Epler Gymnasium, Room 9202, Building 9, second floor, Fremont Campus

Respiratory Therapy graduates take a group selfie photo.All Ohlone graduates wear a green gown, green cap, and have a yellow and green tassel. Students who are graduating with honors will also have a gold honor cord. The academic regalia is an important part of the graduation ceremony, and all graduates participating in the ceremony will wear a cap, gown, and tassel.

The Bookstore will begin selling regalia and issuing tickets for graduation to students on Monday, April 9, 2018. Students may buy graduation items anytime after that. Graduates are required to purchase their own regalia and must provide a photo ID at the time of purchase. THE DEADLINE TO BUY REGALIA IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 2—NO EXCEPTIONS.  All items are for purchase only in the Bookstore. Pricing information for graduation regalia is available in the FAQs below.

Tickets for Graduation: Each graduate will be given 4 tickets. Tickets are issued only to those graduates who will be walking at graduation. Purchase of a cap, gown and tassel is required. No additional guest tickets—the maximum is 4 tickets per graduate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where can I buy my cap, gown, and tassel?

Beginning Monday, April 9, 2018, caps, gowns, and tassels will be on sale in the Ohlone College Bookstore on the Fremont campus (Building 5, first floor). Go to the Ohlone College Bookstore website at www.ohloneshop.com to get their hours of operation. The deadline to buy regalia is Friday, April 28-no exceptions.

Q. How much does a cap, gown, and tassel cost?

A Graduation Package includes a cap, gown, and standard tassel and costs $40.00 plus tax.

Q. How much does an Honor Cord cost?

An Honor Cord costs $12.00 plus tax. A list of those who are receiving honors is sent to the Bookstore; only those students on the list may purchase an Honor Cord.

Q. I'm not walking in the graduation ceremony but I still want a tassel. How much does a tassel cost?

A standard tassel costs $5.25 plus tax.

A bling tassel is also available for $10.00 plus tax.

A mini-tassel with a key ring is available for $6.09 plus tax.

Q. Do I buy or rent my cap, gown, and tassel?

Sorry, the Bookstore does not rent. The cap, gown, and tassel you purchase are yours to keep after the ceremony; you do not need to return them.

Q. How do I know if I am going to receive honors at graduation?

The Office of Admissions and Records has already determined which graduates are graduating with honors and given a list to the Ohlone College Bookstore. The Bookstore refers to this list when selling honor cords and will only sell honor cords to those students whose name appears on the list. Honors are based on academic records at the end of Fall 2016.

Q. How do I get an honor cord?

Students who are graduating with honors may purchase an honor cord in the Ohlone College Bookstore when they buy their cap, gown, and tassel. The cost for an honor cord is $12.00 plus tax.

Q. Is there any other important information I should know about the cap, gown, and tassel?

Yes! It is a good idea to place your gown on a hanger and leave it in the bathroom when you take a shower; this should take out most of the folds and wrinkles. Ironing is acceptable, but be sure to put the iron on the "cool" setting so you do not burn a hole in your gown!

Also, your tassel should be on the right side. After you receive your diploma case you can move your tassel to the left side.