Academic Regalia

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. 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 degree candidates wear a black cap and gown.

Tassels: Bachelor’s degree 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 degree candidates may purchase tassels separately; tassels do not come with the cap and gown sets.

Hoods: Bachelor’s degree candidates do not wear hoods. Doctoral, Masters and DVM degree 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.

Commencement Apparel Costs*

Bachelor’s Cap, Gown, & Tassel Set $52.95
Bachelor’s Honors Sash $27.00
Master’s Cap & Gown Set $34.95
Master’s Tassel $3.95
Master’s Hood $31.00
Doctorate Cap & Gown Set $42.00
Doctorate Tassel $3.95
Doctorate Hood $34.00
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.