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Announcements & Apparel


Announcements may be obtained any time at the NCSU Bookstore's website. Samples are on display in the Catalyst Bookshop.


The NC State Bookstore's Grad Fair

The Graduation Fair will be November 12 - 14, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Representatives for Announcements, Balfour Rings, Diploma Frames, Registration & Records and Career Planning will be available to help you with your questions about graduation and beyond. Diploma Frames may also be purchased at any time in the gift area of the Bookstore.


Academic Apparel* (*tax not included - prices subject to change)

Distribution of caps and gowns will take place beginning Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in the NCSU Bookstore (Harrelson Hall). Please follow the directional signs in the store. The Bookstore will be open for distribution as follows:


Graduation Fair (to receive 10% discount) Store Hours
Tuesday, November 12 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday – 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 13 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 14 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Bachelor candidates do not wear hoods.  Doctoral, Masters, and DVM candidates do wear hoods and each candidate is responsible for purchasing your personal hood, which may be done when academic apparel is purchased at the Bookstore.  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).


Cap/Gown/Tassel Fees: Ed.D. and Ph.D. Hood Fee Masters Hood Fee:
Bachelor - $47.95 Economy $34.00 $32.00
Master - $44.95

Doctorate - $45.95

Honors Sash:  All undergraduate students who will be graduating with honors will have the option of purchasing an honors sash for $25.00*.  The color of the sash will be:  Cum Laude—white w/ university seal; Magna Cum Laude—silver w/ university seal; Summa Cum Laude—gold w/ university seal.


Souvenir Tassels: Red and White - $8.00*


*Tax not included [prices subject to change]


NOTE:  Students needing special sizes may preorder to ensure proper fitting (i.e., extra width or extra tall). Orders should be placed by November 12, 2013.