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Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President
Kansas State University
108 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506-0110

785-532-6224
graduation@k-state.edu

Cap and Gown

Obtaining Academic Apparel

All degree candidates participating in May commencement ceremonies will wear academic apparel.

Where to purchase or rent

On campus, academic apparel may be purchased or rented from the K-State Campus Store in the K-State Student Union:

K-State Campus Store
785-532-6583
1336gm@follett.com
www.k-statecampusstore.com
Place online orders

If you have any questions, please contact the campus store staff. They will be glad to help you.

Regalia sales and rental orders begin March 4, 2019.

Bachelor's candidate apparel purchase

Bachelor's candidates participating in spring commencement exercises will wear a cap, gown and tassel. These items are purchased through the K-State Campus Store. Price for the cap, gown and tassel before tax is $45.

Master's candidate apparel purchase

All Master's candidates participating in spring commencement exercises will wear a Master’s cap, gown, hood, and tassel. The Master’s regalia is different than the Bachelor’s regalia. A Bachelor’s gown is not suitable for participation in the Master’s graduation ceremony. These items are purchased through the K-State Campus Store. Price for the Master’s cap, gown, hood and tassel before tax is $74. Note: Master's regalia cannot be rented. 

Doctoral candidate, Master's and Doctoral faculty apparel rental

All Doctoral candidates (Ph.D., DVM), and all Master's and Doctoral faculty rent their regalia through the K-State Campus Store. Please call or come in to the campus store to rent your regalia. We will need your

  • height,
  • weight,
  • degree title and
  • in the case of Faculty, what institution you received your degree from. 

Payments must accompany all orders and are nonrefundable. All rentals gowns are black, no matter what institution from which you graduated. The doctoral hood will have your respective colors on it.

Rental order deadlines 

Orders placed after the close of business on April 12, 2019 will incur a $20 late fee and cannot be guaranteed as to color and/or size. The ABSOLUTE last day to place an order for Rental Apparel is at the close of business on May 3, 2019.

Rental apparel is not shipped. Rentals are to be picked up at the K-State Campus Store starting on Monday, May 13, 2019; and you will be notified via email when it is ready to be picked up.

Master’s Faculty Rental Fees

Cap/Gown/Hood/Tassel$60.00
Cap/Gown/Tassel$30.00
Hood Only$30.00
Late Fee charge for orders places
after close of business on April 12, 2019
$20.00

Ph.D. and DVM Faculty Rental Fees

Cap/Gown/Hood/Tassel$70.00
Cap/Gown/Tassel$35.00
Hood Only$35.00
Late Fee charge for orders places
after close of business on April 12, 2019
$20.00

If you want your gown steamed there will be a charge of $8.00. Please let the Campus Store know when you order your cap and gown.

Pick up and return

  • In most cases, the rented regalia can be picked up at the campus store starting at 8 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2019.

  • Graduate students who rent their doctoral apparel and faculty members may return regalia at Bramlage Coliseum or return the items to the campus store following the Graduate School Ceremony. All items including the cap, gown, hood and tassel need to be returned. 

  • All rented academic apparel returns must be made to the campus store by noon on Monday, May 20, 2019.
Fine quality graduation regalia purchase

Fine quality graduation regalia may also be purchased through the K-State Campus Store by graduation candidates and faculty. There are different styles and fabrics to choose from in fine quality apparel.

To ensure delivery before graduation, orders must be placed 8 weeks prior to commencement. Prepayment is required when the order is placed. If you want to receive your regalia in time for May 2019 Commencement Ceremonies, all orders must be placed by March 15, 2019.  If you have any questions, please contact Rhonda, Emilee, or Jennifer at: 785-532-6583 or send email to 1336gm@follett.com