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Associates Hood (Shield)

Associates Hood (Shield)

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Associates Hood (Shield)
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Associates Hood (Shield) Details:

  • 100% Polyester Satin Finish
  • 26 Colors to Chose From
  • 650 Color Combinations
  • Available in Adult & Child Versions
  • For Associate Degrees & Special Honors
    Hood Degree Color Chart

    Degree or Discipline Velvet Color Color Swatch
    Nursing Apricot  
    Neutral Black  
    Fine Arts Brown  
    Social Work Citron  
    Economics Copper  
    Journalism Crimson  
    Philosophy Dark Blue  
    Business Drab  
    Science Golden Yellow  
    Veterinary Science Gray  
    Medicine Kelly Green  
    Library Science Lemon  
    Education Light Blue  
    Dentistry Lilac  
    Agriculture Maize  
    Pharmacy Olive Green  
    Engineering Orange  
    Public Administration Peacock Blue  
    Music Pink  
    Law Purple  
    Forestry Russet  
    Physical Education Sage Green  
    Public Health Salmon Pink  
    Theology Scarlet  
    Speech Silver  
    Arts White  

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    Associates Hood (Graduation Shield)

    This fashionable hood 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.

    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.

    Each Associates Shield features:

    • 100% polyester fabric specialty satin finish
    • Your choice of colors for an accurate representation of the student’s accomplishments
    • Easy to wear style designed to lie flat and hold its shape

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

    Shipping & Handling

    Order Handling Time

    All Orders for “Stock Products” will ship out within 10 Business Days.We offer Rush Handling options which speed up your order handling time. Rush order handling options can be selected during the checkout process.

    If your Order contains a “Special Order Product” your Order Handling time will be 40 Business Days. (When ordering a “Special Order Product” you will be prompted to “Confirm” that you are aware of our standard 40 Day Handling time.) There are no rush options available for orders with Special Order Products (custom products).

    Rush Order Handling Options

    • Ships Within 5 Business Days
    • Ships Within 48 Hours
    • Ships Within 24 Hours

    Out of Stock & Delayed Orders

    If any item(s) are out of stock, we will inform you of the situation and let you know your options in terms of later delivery or alternate styles. We will ask whether you would like to proceed with your order or make changes to your order. No substitutions of items will be made without your prior consent. You also have the option to backorder your item(s).

    Important Information

    Orders with Expedited Processing placed after 3:00 PM EST will not beginning processing until the next business day. FedEx Deliveries are made on Standard Business Days Only (Monday - Friday, except holidays & weather permitting).

    Domestic Shipping Rates

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    $0 - $25.99 $11.45 $14.95 $24.95 $49.95
    $26 - $49.99 $12.45 $15.95 $29.95 $53.45
    $50 - $99.99 $13.45 $16.95 $30.95 $55.95
    $100 - $199.99 N/A $22.95 $43.45 $63.45
    $200 - $299.99 N/A $27.45 $59.95 $72.45
    $300 - $499.99 N/A $37.95 $79.95 $109.95
    $500 - $749.99 N/A $52.95 $124.95 $233.45
    $750 - $999.99 N/A $73.45 $160.95 $244.95
    $1000 - $1499.99 N/A $102.45 $248.45 $360.95
    $1500 - $2499.99 N/A $167.95 $349.95 $482.95
    $2500 - $9999.99 N/A $341.45 $473.45 $610.95
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    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 dull satin.

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

    This 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 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.

    What colors do I choose? (What do you mean by primary and secondary school colors?)

    The satin lining and chevron represent your university or college school colors. 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.
    Graduation Hood Explanation

    What is the difference between BA, MA, and PhD hoods?

    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).

    What is the different fabric types on the hoods?

    The shell is made from 100% polyester with a dull satin 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.

    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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    February 14, 2016
    Didn't know these existed
    A nice way to recognize an often overlooked, underserved group.

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