Caps and Gowns, Diploma Frames, Announcements, and Rings

Regalia for Undergraduates and Graduates

Regalia purchases or orders may be made at the Bookstore in the EUC starting Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Doctoral candidates may purchase regalia anytime. The deadline to order for doctoral candidates is Friday, October 23, 2015; for other graduate students and undergraduates, the deadline is Friday, November 20, 2015; the deadline for faculty to order rental regalia is Monday, November 30, 2015. For faculty who would like to custom order regalia, the deadline is Friday, November 6, 2015 . If you have questions, contact the bookstore at 336-334-3176.

The cost of regalia is as follows:

  • Undergraduate (cap, gown, tassel): $55.98 plus tax
  • Masters (cap, gown, tassel, hood): $86.98 plus tax
  • Doctoral gown rental: $74.98 plus tax
  • Doctoral gown purchase: $743.00 plus tax
  • Doctoral tam purchase: $78.00 plus tax
  • Doctoral hood purchase: $150.00 plus tax

Doctoral students must come into the UNCG Bookstore or call 336-334-3176 (ask for Jennifer).

Students often ask why the Bookstore sells regalia instead of offering rentals. Rentals require cleaning and storage, which would increase the cost of the gown beyond the current purchase price. Other considerations include the need for twice as much labor to maintain, which in turn leaves a larger planet carbon footprint; not only is the dry cleaning after each use expensive, the chemicals are unfriendly to the environment; and once rental gowns reach their life expectancy they have a greater chance, than purchased gowns, of ending up in a landfill.

Honor Cords for Baccalaureate Degree Candidates

Students seeking a bachelor’s degree who have cumulative GPAs of 3.50 to 4.0 at the beginning of the Fall 2015 semester and who will have successfully completed 45 semester hours in residence at UNCG by the end of their senior year are eligible to wear a gold honor cord at commencement. Determination of Latin honors for wearing the honor cord and honors designation in the commencement program are based on the previous term GPA and potential of earning 45 semester hours in residence at UNCG by the date of graduation. Diplomas provided to students in August 2015 will reflect honors determined by final spring 2015 grades. Students can begin purchasing honor cords around the first of December from the bookstore.

Announcements, Invitations, & Rings

The bookstore carries non-personalized, graduation announcement and invitation supplies and diploma frames. Note that the undergraduate diploma is 8.5 x 11, and the graduate diploma is 11 x 14.

Graduation Celebration is Tuesday, September 29, 2015,- Wednesday, September 30, 2015.  There will be representatives from Balfour and Framing Success in the bookstore from 10am – 6pm.

If you would like to order personalized invitations or announcements or class rings, contact Balfour at 1-866-Balfour (1-866-225-3687).