Welcome to the UNCP Bookstore's Graduation Center. Our Graduation Center features information concerning Caps/Gowns, Announcements, Class Rings, Diploma Frames/Graduation Accessories, Grad Finale, and Special Offers. All your Graduation Items are provided by the professional at Jostens.


All undergraduate and graduate cap and gowns are available at the UNCP Bookstore. Caps and Gowns are distributed during Grad Finale (during both semesters) and following Grad Finale in the UNCP Bookstore on designated pick up days during regular business hours.

Cap and Gown Pick Up For Students

For those graduates that do not attend Grad Finale, you can pick up your cap and gown in the UNCP Bookstore during the previously mentioned times. Regalia must be picked up in the UNCP Bookstore during regular business hours. If you cannot pick up your cap and gown, we can mail them to you. A shipping and handling fee of $12 (undergraduate candidates) $15 (graduate candidates) will be charged on all orders shipped. We will need your height and weight in order to give you the proper fit.

All faculty and administrators cap and gowns may either be rented through or purchased from the UNCP Bookstore either in our Custom Regalia Sales or Regalia Rental services. Check the Graduation Center page here or our Events page for upcoming rentals and sales at the UNCP Bookstore.



The UNCP Bookstore and Jostens will hold a Faculty Fine Quality Academic Regalia sale to allow you to take advantage of a special limited-time offer. 

Please contact Shenna Christian, Customer Service Coordinator, at 910.775.4214 for further information. 

A representative from Jostens, trained in academic dress and protocol, will be on hand to assist with your measurements and orders and to answer any questions you may have. 

This will be an opportunity for you to have a complete set of custom tailored regalia made for you at the best price available in the last decade.

The featured ensemble includes: the Sussex, our most popular doctoral gown - a six-sided tam, a silky doctoral tassel, and our deluxe doctoral hood - all for $465.85*. In addition, a new master gown promotion has been added this semester. This promotion includes the master gown, hood, mortarboard and tassel for $325.25*. A discount of 20% will also be available on fine quality orders for individual pieces not available in the promotions described above. Orders taken at this event will be shipped in 8 to 10 weeks and must be paid by check or charge at the time of ordering.

Whether you are buying a complete outfit, replacing part of aging regalia you already own, or deciding at last it really would be more practical and convenient to buy rather than rent - you can’t lose with this limited time offer. 




The end of the semester is quickly approaching and the Bookstore staff is working hard to prepare for a smooth graduation. With this in mind, we are now taking rental regalia orders for the Spring commencement ceremonies.

If you need to rent regalia and have not rented in the past, please stop by the UNCP Bookstore to complete a rental form. If you have rented regalia before and need to rent again, you may simply email Shenna Christian at or contact the Bookstore at 910.521.6222. 

Regalia delivery cannot be guaranteed for any orders placed after March 21 for Spring commencement. Late orders will be accessed a $45.00 processing fee.

The rental fees are as listed below:


Doctorate Degree

Tam, Tassel, Gown & Hood               $84.95

Hard Cap, Tassel, Gown & Hood      $71.95

Cap, Tassel & Gown                           $38.95

Hood Only                                          $33.95

Gown Only                                         $27.95


Master’s Degree

Cap, Tassel, Gown & Hood                $60.95

Cap, Tassel & Gown                           $31.95

Hood Only                                          $28.95

Gown Only                                         $24.95

Bachelor’s Degree

Cap, Tassel, Gown & Hood                $54.95

Cap, Tassel & Gown                           $28.95

Hood Only                                          $25.95

Gown Only                                         $20.95

Please contact the UNCP Bookstore at 910.521.6222 to schedule your appointment. Seven weeks lead time is needed to guarantee hood colors for rental regalia; hood colors subject to availability with less than seven weeks. Generally, the correct degree color can be provided but the underside colors on the hood which represent the school that awarded the degree may not be available.


TBA for March 2018

Bookstore Open for The Graduate School Commencement Friday, December 8, 2017, inside the Givens Performing Arts Center lobby during the service.
Bookstore Open for Undergraduate Commencement Saturday, December 9, 2017  8 a.m. - 2 p.m.