Obtaining academic apparel

All degree candidates participating in commencement ceremonies will wear academic apparel. For information on tassel and hood colors click here.

Purchase options

Sales for Fall 2024 begin TBD
Bachelor (purple cap, purple gown and tassel) $49.95
Master (black cap, black gown, hood and tassel) $92.90
*Master- hood only option is available

Doctoral (Tam, Gown, Tassel, and Hood) $161.85

Where to purchase

Any student located near Manhattan is encouraged to come to the K-State Union Bookstore to pay for and pick up their regalia. Any distance students can order their regalia online. There is a charge for shipping on the website. All items can be purchased separately as well. Renting regalia is not an option.

K-State Salina students order online.



  • Orders for Fall 2024 fine regalia are due by TBD. Custom fine regalia orders for Faculty and Doctoral degree candidates take 8-10 weeks, please contact the Bookstore directly for details. Any orders after this date, if accepted, will incur a $20 late fee per order. This deadline is a hard deadline. It is needed to cover the lead time to build the faculty members specific hood, as these are made individually. Faculty members with degrees from K-State are excluded as hoods are carried in stock.
  • Online Fall 2024 orders for Master's and Bachelor's regalia are due by TBD.
  • In store purchases are available at the K-State Union Bookstore until the Friday of Commencement. However, Gradautes are encouraged to obtain regalia at least one week prior.
  • Students are advised to purchase their regalia as soon as it is financially possible for them to do so, as the K-State Union Bookstore may run out of product the week of graduation.

K-State Manhattan & Olathe Bookstore


Hours: M-F 9:00 am- 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am- 3:00 pm, Sunday Closed

K-State Salina Bookstore


Hours: M-F 9:00 am- 3:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday Closed


If you have any questions regarding orders or returns with the Manhattan & Olathe Bookstore please email jklingenberg@follett.com