Announcements and Apparel

Graduation Fair

The NC State Bookstore's Spring 2017 Grad Fair will be held from March 29-30.

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Apparel, Grad Announcements and Diploma Frames

Caps, gowns, and other graduation apparel can be ordered through the NC State Bookstores website or during the NC State Bookstores Grad Fair.

Distribution of caps and gowns will take place beginning Wednesday, March 29 in Wolfpack Outfitters. 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).

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 the Bookstore.

Honors Sash: All undergraduate students graduating with honors have the option of purchasing an honors sash for $27.00.* 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

Souvenir Tassels: Red and White – $8.00*

*Tax not included. Prices subject to change.

NOTE: Students needing special sizes (i.e. extra width or height) may preorder to ensure proper fitting no later than April 18, 2017.

Cost of Academic Apparel

Cap/Gown/Tassel Fees Ed.D. and Ph.D. Hood Fee Masters Hood Fee
Bachelor – $52.95* Economy $34.00* $32.00*
Master – $44.95*
Doctorate – $45.95*
Graduation Announcements may be ordered at any time online at the NC State Bookstores website. Samples are also on display in Wolfpack Outfitters.

Diploma frames may be purchased at any time on the bottom floor of Wolfpack Outfitters or online through the NC State Bookstores website.

Diploma frames may be purchased with a 10% discount during NC State Bookstores Graduation Fair.

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NC State Bookstore's Graduation Fair

NC State Bookstores hosts the Grad Fair near the end of every semester in Wolfpack Outfitters in Talley Student Union. Representatives from WolfXpress (graduation announcements), Balfour (class rings), University Frames (diploma frames), Career Planning and more will be available to help answer your graduation questions.

During the Grad Fair, students can purchase their diploma frames for 10% off.

Visit the NC State Bookstores website for information about Grad Fair and purchasing all of your graduation needs.

Regular Fall Store Hours: Grad Fair Hours (To receive 10% discount):
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 29: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 30: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.