Caps and Gowns, Diploma Frames, Announcements, and Rings

Regalia for Undergraduates and Graduates

Undergraduate and Masters regalia purchases or orders may be made at the Bookstore in the EUC or online via Doctoral candidates may purchase regalia anytime. The deadline to order for doctoral candidates is Friday, October 20th, 2017 ; for other graduate students and undergraduates, the deadline is Friday, November 10th ; the deadline for faculty to order rental regalia is Friday November 20th, but should remember the Holiday could slow shipping down. For faculty who would like to custom order regalia, the deadline is Friday October 20th . If you have questions, contact the bookstore at 336-334-3176. The cost of regalia is as follows:

  • Undergraduate (cap, gown, tassel): $59.98 plus tax $64.03
  • Honor Cords: $14.98 plus tax $15.99
  • Souvenir Tassel: $8.98 plus tax $9.59
  • Souvenir Keychain- $6.98 plus tax $7.45
  • Masters (cap, gown, tassel, hood): $89.98 plus tax $96.05
  • Doctoral gown rental: $79.98 plus tax $85.38
  • Doctoral gown purchase: $743.00 plus tax $793.15
  • Doctoral tam purchase: $78.00 plus tax $83.27
  • Doctoral hood purchase: $150.00 plus tax $160.13

Doctoral students must come into the UNCG Bookstore or call 336-334-3176. 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

Graduation with Latin honors is based on all courses (including the last semester’s work) for which grades and grade points are given.  Any student seeking a bachelor’s degree who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.50 to 4.00 and who have successfully completed 45 semester hours in residence at UNCG by the end of his/her senior year is eligible to wear* a gold honor cord at commencement. Students who meet the above qualifications* for the fall graduation term may begin purchasing honor cords from the bookstore beginning November 15th, 2017.

*Please note: Because the University Commencement date occurs prior to the completion of end-of-term processing, the determination of Latin honors (solely for the publication of the commencement program) is based on course work and semester hours completed through the previous semester, as is the list provided for the purchase of honor cords.

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