Caps, gowns, and other commencement apparel can be ordered through the NC State Stores website or during the NC State Stores Grad Fair (see details below).
Distribution of caps and gowns will take place at Wolfpack Outfitters in Talley Student Union beginning Wednesday, November 7. Please follow the directional signs in the store. All graduation apparel must be paid for at the time of pick-up. Students must present a photo ID (either student ID or driver’s license).
Caps and Gowns: Bachelor’s candidates wear the NC State red cap and gown. Master’s candidates wear a black cap and gown
Tassels: Bachelor’s candidates’ cap and gown sets can be ordered with a white tassel, but the tassel may be purchased separately. Souvenir red and white tassels may also be purchased separately. Master’s and Doctoral candidates may purchase their tassel separately; tassels do not come with the cap and gown sets.
Hoods: Bachelor candidates do not wear hoods. Doctoral, Masters and DVM candidates do wear hoods. Each candidate is responsible for purchasing his or her personal hood, which may be purchased along with academic apparel at Wolfpack Outfitters.
Honors Sash: All undergraduate students graduating with honors have the option of purchasing an honors sash. The color of the sash will be:
- Cum Laude (3.25-3.49 GPA) – white with university seal
- Magna Cum Laude (3.50-3.74 GPA) – silver with university seal
- Summa Cum Laude (3.75-4.0 GPA) – gold with university seal
Academic honors are designated based on a student’s cumulative GPA when entering their final semester, as final grades are not calculated until after Commencement.
NOTE: Students needing special apparel sizes may preorder to ensure proper fitting no later than two weeks prior to the commencement ceremony.
Commencement Apparel Costs*
|Bachelor’s Cap, Gown, & Tassel||$52.95|
|Bachelor’s Honors Sash||$27.00|
|Master’s Cap & Gown||$34.95|
|Doctorate Cap & Gown||$42.00|
|Souvenir Tassel (Red & White)||$8.00|
*Taxes not included. Prices subject to change. Visit the NC State Stores website for the most up-to-date information.
NC State Stores hosts the Grad Fair near the end of every semester in Wolfpack Outfitters in Talley Student Union. Graduates are invited to stop by to learn more about--and order--class rings, diploma frames, caps and gowns, graduation announcements, and more! Photographers will be on-site for cap and gown photos, and diploma frames will be 10% off. Representatives from the Student Services Center will also be available to answer any graduation questions you might have.