Order Cap and Gown

Congratulations on your nearing graduation and commencement celebration with family and friends. For centuries, caps, gowns, hoods, stoles, chords, and tassels have been traditionally worn by graduates to mark this significant achievement. Together, this clothing is known as academic regalia

A cap and gown are required for all graduates participating in the commencement ceremony. 

How to Order

Regalia items for students can be ordered online through your college bookstore from Thursday, April 21, through Friday, June 10. Order by June 10 to guarantee delivery before the June 21 ceremony. Beginning Monday, May 2, all orders will be shipped directly to the address that you provide, or you can select free in-store pick-up at Central and North.

Items and Prices

  • Grad bundle (cap, gown, and tassel): $42.98
  • Stole: $24.98 
  • Gold honors cord*: $14.98
  • Cap only: $9.98
  • Tassel only: $6.98

*Gold academic honors cords are available to students who meet the honors GPA requirement.

Gowns are sized by height. Plus-size gowns are available by checking a box on the order form. When you place your order, Barnes and Noble will follow up and contact you via the email address you provided for height information, if there is a need for plus sized gown, and stole color (if ordered).

Order Now

Order commencement regalia online through your college bookstore. Click the accordion below to get started. You can also stop into the college bookstores at Central and North to purchase items in person starting Monday, May 2. Unfortunately, caps, gowns, and regalia items will not be available in the campus bookstore at South.

Go to the North Seattle College bookstore website: northscc.bncollege.com

Order by June 10 to guarantee delivery before the June 21 ceremony

Regalia in located under Student Essentials > Regalia
(direct link)

Note: order your cap and gown in royal blue unless you are graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree. BAS grads should order cap and gown in black.

The color of your honor stole is determined by which BAS degree program or other group you are a member of. Refer to the About Academic Regalia webpage for more information.

When you order a graduation bundle and/or a stole, you will receive a follow-up email with a fillable PDF requesting more information, such as height, gown size, or stole color (if applicable and ordered).

Go to the Seattle Central College bookstore website: seattlecentral.bncollege.com

Order by June 10 to guarantee delivery before the June 21 ceremony

Regalia is located under Student Essentials > Regalia
(direct link)

Note: order your cap and gown in royal blue unless you are graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree. BAS grads should order cap and gown in black.

The color of your honor stole is determined by which BAS degree program or other group you are a member of. Refer to the About Academic Regalia webpage for more information.

When you order a graduation bundle and/or a stole, you will receive a follow-up email with a fillable PDF requesting more information, such as height, gown size, or stole color (if applicable and ordered).

Graduates attending South Seattle College will order their regalia from the North Seattle College bookstore website: northscc.bncollege.com

Order by June 10 to guarantee delivery before the June 21 ceremony

Regalia in located under Student Essentials > Regalia
(direct link)

Note: order your cap and gown in royal blue unless you are graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree. BAS grads should order cap and gown in black.

The color of your honor stole is determined by which BAS degree program or other group you are a member of. Refer to the About Academic Regalia webpage for more information.

When you order a graduation bundle and/or a stole, you will receive a follow-up email with a fillable PDF requesting more information, such as height, gown size, or stole color (if applicable and ordered).

Unfortunately, caps, gowns, and regalia items will not be available for purchase in the campus bookstore at South. Please order online. Remember, you can have the items delivered to your home address. If you select the in-store pick-up option, you will need to pick up your order at the North Seattle College bookstore.

Gown Loan Program

A number of caps and gowns will be available through the Gown Loan Program. They will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis with requests beginning June 6, 2022. For more information, refer to the link below for your college.

North Seattle College grads, complete the form at https://northseattle.edu/graduation/graduation-fair.

Follow-up information will be sent about when and where to pick up your loaner items at North.

Seattle Central College grads, the request form is now closed (as of 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16). A very limited number of loaner caps and gowns will be available at T-Mobile Park on Tuesday, June 21, at 3 p.m., but there is no guarantee we will have your size. 

Check with your campus bookstore for any caps and gowns that may be available for in-person pick-up; it is too late to place an online order and receive it in time. You may also explore other options like purchasing from Amazon.com, but please pay attention to the estimated delivery date. Keep in mind Bachelor's degree recipients wear black caps and gowns; all others wear royal blue caps and gowns.

Please note, a cap and gown is required to participate in the ceremony.

Follow-up information will be sent about when and where to pick up your loaner items at Siegal Center (1500 Harvard Ave, one block south of Seattle Central College).

South Seattle College grads, the request form is now closed (as of 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16). A very limited number of loaner caps and gowns will be available at T-Mobile Park on Tuesday, June 21, at 3 p.m., but there is no guarantee we will have your size. 

Check with your campus bookstore for any caps and gowns that may be available for in-person pick-up; it is too late to place an online order and receive it in time. You may also explore other options like purchasing from Amazon.com, but please pay attention to the estimated delivery date. Keep in mind Bachelor's degree recipients wear black caps and gowns; all others wear royal blue caps and gowns.

Please note, a cap and gown is required to participate in the ceremony.

Follow-up information will be sent about when and where to pick up your loaner items at Siegal Center (1500 Harvard Ave, one block south of Seattle Central College).

Cap and Gown Donations

Please consider donating your cap and gown to future graduates through our Gown Loan Program. Donation bins will be available at T-Mobile Park near exits and elevators.