Appalachian State University Graduation

  Information about the Commencement Ceremony can be found on the Registrar's graduation webpage.

Josten's representatives will be at the Bookstore on the following days to assist students with class rings, university jewelry, and personalized announcements. 

August 27, 28, 29 • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

September 17, 18, 19 • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Grad Fair - regalia available while supplies last.

October 17, 18, 19 • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

November 12, 13, 14 • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Regalia will be available for purchase in the store beginning mid November.

The Bookstore is not authorized to charge regalia items to a student's account. Prices listed do not include NC 6.75% sales tax.

• Bachelors units include cap, gown, and tassel, $52.99. Cap only, $8.59. Tassel only, $8.59

• Masters units include cap, gown, and tassel, $54.99. Cap only, $8.59. Tassel only, $8.59. 

• Masters hood is required for the commencement ceremony, $42.99. Hood color is determined by the academic department.

Honor Cords

The Bookstore does not sell honor cords.

Latin honor cords are distributed by the Registrar's Office and eligible students will receive an email with instructions on how and where to pick up their cords approximately 2 weeks prior to commencement. All other types of cords and stoles are handled through the individual clubs and organizations to which the students belong, and inquiries about how to obtain them should be directed to the club or organization directly.

Doctor of Education Degree

EdD: Masters' Unit with EdD Hood is a special order item and must be ordered 6 weeks prior to date needed. Call 1-800-ASU-WEAR or 828-262-3070 to order.

Questions? Contact Tami Johnson.

Faculty Regalia

The regalia worn by faculty during commencement is handled on an individual basis. Please contact Tami Johnson to reserve your regalia.



Personalized announcements may be ordered online from the Jostens website. Personalized announcements will be shipped to the address indicated on the order. See Jostens website for ordering deadline.
Purchase standard Appalachian State University announcements in the Bookstore or from the Bookstore website at all times. 10 invitations, $11.99. Time and place cards are included. 

Class Rings

Order class rings online from the Jostens website.  OR

Order in person at the Bookstore during Jostens Ring Days.
Jostens representatives will be on the first floor of The Bookstore on the following dates.


Diploma Frames

Select styles of diploma frames are in stock at the bookstore and can be ordered from the website. Customers can build a custom diploma frame by visiting the University Frames website.


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