For Grads & Alumni, Plus Special Orders

Closeup of happy African American female graduate

Commencement tops off every UC student's experience. The celebration calls for regalia, announcements, diploma frames and gifts. Then, they can't go without alumni gear!  

And did you know UC Bookstores can place special orders for personalized and other unique items?  


For the Big Day

Getting the Right Stuff

About six to eight weeks before each commencement weekend, the stores bring out a full selection of regalia - what we all know as caps, gowns and other must-haves for the big day.

The most frequent question is, but what do I need? Use the illustrations and lists below. Our in-store associates are always ready to assist as well!

Graphic image showing cap, tassel, zipper pull and gown without wings are components of bachelors or associate regalia.
Graphic image showing cap, tassel, zipper pull, hood, and gown with wings are components of masters regalia.

Bachelors or Associate regalia

The following components are necessary for students graduating with a bachelor or associate degree:

  • Cap
  • Tassel (color by college or program)
  • Gown without wings
  • Zipper pull

Masters Regalia

The following components are necessary for students graduating with a bachelor or associate degree:

  • Cap
  • Tassel - black only
  • Hood (color by college or program)
  • Gown with wings
  • Zipper pull

Display Your Achievements

Wood diploma frame with multi-layer matt and a university crest.

Displaying your diploma can be a daily reminder of your academic achievements. Choose from a wide selection of frame types from simple to elegant. Available in-store, plus an even wider selection online.

Announcements, Notes, Jewelry, More

Our partners for specialty graduation items, Jostens and Balfour, have dedicated websites just for UC, where you'll find announcements, thank you notes, class rings and more.


Once a Bearcat, Always a Bearcat!

Alumni proudly display their alma mater to the world! Find alumni gear for yourself or a gift for a recent grad.


Looking for Bulk or Custom Items?

For bulk purchases of items on the UC Bookstores website, send your inquiry and contact information to uc@bkstr.com.

For custom items, such as apparel, gifts, supplies and accessories visit Campus Collections.  You can initate a quote right on the Campus Collections site or send your inquiry to uc@bkstr.com.