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Associates Hood (Shield)

List Price: $21.95 As low as $15.95
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  • Qty Discount Price Each
  • 10 - 49 $19.95
  • 50 - 99 $18.95
  • 100 - 249 $17.95
  • 250 - 499 $16.95
  • 500+ $15.95


  • 100% Polyester Satin Finish
  • 26 Colors Options for the Lining & Chevron
  • 31" (79 cm) in Length
  • Ideal for Teens or Adults
  • For Associate Degrees & Special Honors
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    Associates Hood (Graduation Shield)

    This fashionable hood (or shield) has been cleverly designed to lie flat at the back and not shift around, even when there is lots of movement. Each comfortable, over the head style Associates Shield is made from a soft and comfortable satin finish 100% polyester fabric in your choice of colors to match the student’s degree or field of study.

    This lightweight and comfortable hood can be worn by men or women and is a one size fits all style. The easy over the head design makes it easy to get ready for the ceremony and this item is fully customizable with your choice of colors. These shields are also available in a child size.

    Each Associates Shield has two colors; the base shield color and a contrasting chevron color; both options are made with our shiny satin finish polyester. All seams are professionally finished and enclosed and this garment is reusable year after year.

    Associate Hood Details:

    • 100% Satin Polyester
    • Your choice of colors for an accurate representation of the student’s accomplishments
    • 31" (79 cm) long, 16.5" (42 cm) wide
    • Easy to wear style designed to lie flat and hold its shape
    • 26 Colors Available for Lining & Chevron, 650 Color Combinations

    Don’t overlook your Associates Degree students; this is a big step and our hood gives you an easy way to show how much you care.

    • How do I know what type of hood to choose?

      The hood you will choose is based on the level of education you are graduating with. A two year degree would be an associate’s shield (if required by your school), a four year degree would be a bachelor’s hood, six year degree would be a master, and PHD would be a doctorate hood. We offer both deluxe and premium versions of each type of hood (not including associates shield). Premium offers a matte finish on the shell of hood while deluxe is a slightly shiny satin.

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    • What are the shell, chevron, lining, and velvet on a hood and what does it represent?

      These academic hood colors represent important functions based on your education experience. The regalia hood colors typically include four sections: shell fabric, velvet, lining, and chevron. The color of the velvet edge is determined using this our hood degree color chart (http://www.graduationsource.com/media/Hood-Degree-Color-Chart.pdf). That velvet color represents your specific degree or field of study. For example, if you studied business, your velvet color would be Drab. The satin lining and chevron represent your university or college school colors. The shell is the main color and material of hood which is typically black polyester. The fabric shell color matches the fabric color of the graduation gown (usually black) but sometimes is another color depending on the degree-granting institution.

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    • Can I attach my hood to your college gowns?

      All the gowns in our college line come with a woven lace braid that is attached to the yoke, and a fabric covered button on the back for the hood to attach

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    • What if my school orders with a different company?

      Anyone is welcome to order with us! However, we cannot guarantee or be liable for our gown colors matching another company's gowns. We offer unique shades of gowns that will not be identical to another vendor's products.

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    • What colors do I choose?

      The satin lining and chevron represent your university or college school colors. We recommend contacting your university to confirm this information since it may vary depending on the school. The lining, which is the larger thicker line shows your primary school color and the chevron is the secondary school color in the center area. You should always choose colors based on your highest level of education or current school you are attending.

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    • What is the difference between a Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate Hood?

      The overall size and shape represents the type of degree: bachelors, masters, or doctoral-PHD (with the narrow end getting progressively longer with the higher ranking degrees). You can see all shapes and sizes here: http://www.graduationsource.com/college/graduation-hoods.html/

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    • What are the different fabric types on the hoods?

      The shell is made from 100% polyester with either a dull satin or matte finish. The lining and chevron is also made out of 100% polyester but with a shiny satin finish. Lastly, the velvet is made up of a poly-plush velveteen material.

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    • What is an associate’s shield?

      An associate’s shield is a type of hood that lays flat on the back indicating the student has earned an associate’s degree. The flat design makes the hood easy to position and prevents the age old problem of improper draping of the hood. You only have the option to customize the lining and the chevron as there is no velvet.

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