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Cap and Gown Information for Summer 2022 Candidates

Bachelor's and master's candidates may purchase regalia in-person at the University Bookstore or order online for shipping. Candidates ordering online should order at least one week in advance of commencement to avoid expedited shipping charges.

Doctoral candidates and faculty may purchase or rent their regalia directly from our vendor, Herff Jones.

  • Rental deadline for doctoral regalia is June 24.
  • Rental deadline for faculty regalia is July 5.
  • Purchase deadline for doctoral regalia is June 25.

For questions, contact the University Bookstore at 512-245-2273 or 512-245-0854.

Please review the following Frequently Asked Questions for more information including pricing.

Candidates are advised to only purchase regalia (cap, gown, hood, tassel) through the University Bookstore to ensure they are wearing the official Texas State regalia.

custom regalia for bachelor and masters students showing Texas State logo and maroon accents

Frequently Asked Questions - Custom Regalia

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  • The practice of customizing regalia has become increasingly popular among colleges and universities. Custom regalia often includes school colors, logos, and other elements differentiated from the traditional black gown, which generates a more distinguished look for graduating candidates. Custom regalia for Texas State graduates will be as follows:

    • Doctoral regalia – maroon gown, black velvet accents, university seal
    • Specialist and master's regalia – black gown, maroon accents, Texas State stacked logo
    • Bachelor's regalia – black gown, maroon and gold accents, Texas State stacked logo; optional Texas State stole
  • Custom regalia was recommended by both the Graduate House and Student Government through formal legislation. A Student Regalia Committee was formed of staff and students to explore regalia options and meet with potential vendors. Custom regalia will be adopted for all doctoral, specialist, master’s, and bachelor’s graduates.

    Academic regalia is the most regal and visible symbol of academic achievement. Offering customized regalia with university colors and logos promotes a celebratory commencement experience which fosters a sense of identity among current candidates and alumni.

  • Bachelor's and master's candidates may purchase regalia in-person at the University Bookstore or order online for shipping.

    Doctoral candidates and faculty may purchase or rent their regalia directly from our vendor, Herff Jones. An ordering link will be available soon!

    For questions, contact the University Bookstore at 512-245-2273 or 512-245-0854.

  • Bachelor’s Package (Gown, Cap, Tassel): $38.95

    Bachelor’s Stole (optional): $31.95

    Specialist and Master’s Package (Gown, Hood, Cap, Tassel): $66.95

    Doctoral Rental Package (Gown, Hood, Tam/Tassel): $72.95

    Doctoral Purchase Package (Custom Gown, Custom Hood, Tam/Tassel): $750.00

  • Wearing cords and stoles and cap decorating is permitted as long as it is appropriate and relates to academic celebration.

    Stoles and Cords

    A Texas State stole featuring the University Seal is available for preorder along with custom regalia. Candidates are not required to purchase this stole. Candidates are welcome to purchase stoles from third party vendors. Stoles and cords are often available by contacting your student organization or sponsoring departments. Cords for bachelor's candidates earning graduation with honors will be available at commencement free of charge.

    Cap and Gown

    Caps may be decorated as long as it is appropriate and relates to academic celebration. Be mindful of how your decorations may impact those seated around you. Gowns may not be altered in any way including, but not limited to, patches, embroidery, paint, flowers, beads, or the addition of fabrics or other materials. Candidates with altered gowns will be asked to change gowns.

     

  • Graduating candidates are encouraged to purchase the custom regalia offered by the University Bookstore. If you purchased traditional regalia from the University Bookstore, please contact them directly for information on regalia exchange.

    If you already purchased regalia from a vendor not associated with the University Bookstore, please contact the vendor for return or exchange options.

  • Yes! Alumni are encouraged to purchase custom regalia as a keepsake. Please contact the University Bookstore for details.

Questions?
 

University Bookstore

512-245-2273 or 512-245-0854

txstate@bkstr.com