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Commencement Regalia

Group of Hancock Graduates

Caps, Gowns, and Tassels

Students are responsible for obtaining their own caps and gowns.  Caps and gowns are required for commencement participation. They will be on sale beginning March 25, 2024 up through the day of commencement at the Allan Hancock College Bookstore. Caps, gowns, and tassels are all sold together or individually (price list below).

Gown sizes are based on height and weight and come in regular, X-large and XX-large and they are yours to keep after graduation. 

For graduation regalia questions or special requests, please contact the Bookstore at 805-922-2391 or

Price List

  • Cap and gown with black tassel (all sizes)- $42 plus tax
  • Cap and gown with gold tassel (all sizes)-$42 plus tax
  • Cap and XL/XXL gown with black tassel- $42 plus tax
  • Cap and XL/XXL gown with gold tassel- $42  plus tax
  • Regular Gown (all Sizes)- $27  plus tax
  • Cap- $10 plus tax
  • Black Tassel only- $5  plus tax
  • Gold Tassel only*/**- $5  plus tax
  • AHC royal blue stole (without year) - $35 plus tax
  • AHC multicultural stole - $35 plus tax

What is the difference between the black and gold tassels?
The standard tassel is the black tassel. The gold tassels are reserved for students with a 3.50 G.P.A or higher as indicated by the Admissions and Records honor list. Gold tassels will be available to purchase from the bookstore starting May 6, 2024.

How do I care for my gown?
The gowns should not be washed, ironed, or dry-cleaned as they are mainly for one-time use. Upon first removal from wrapping, the gown can be hung up during a shower allowing the steam to lightly remove most wrinkles.

Borrow Graduation Gown

The Basic Needs Center has graduation gowns available on loan for graduates.grad group

Please complete this form to request a graduation cap and gown or visit the Basic Needs Center in G-101 inside the Student Center on the Santa Maria Campus.

This program seeks to assist students who have a financial need with a cap and gown for the duration of the graduation ceremony. Don't let the cost of a cap and gown prevent you from participating in the ceremony. The gowns are given on loan and should be returned to the Basic Needs Center after graduation.

For questions, contact Jannet Rios.

Transfer Stars

Students who are transferring can receive a transfer medallion by submitting the Transfer Recognition Award Form to the University Transfer Center by May 8, 2024 or stop by the UTC in A-205.

Graduation Stoles

The AHC Bookstore has the achievement stole and the multicultural serape available in store and online.

The bookstore has partnered with CollegeWear to produce a more diverse stole selection. Stole collection includes a Native American Stole, a Pride Stole, Black Student Union Stole, Kente, and a Rising Scholars/B.I.G.E Club Stole. Deadline to order custom stoles for our graduation ceremony is April 19, 2024 (orders placed after this date are not guaranteed to arrive in time).

Faculty Rental Order

Faculty that need to rent graduation regalia, please submit the order form to NO later than Monday, April 8, 2024

Other Graduation Items Available

Graduation rings are available online at:

Bookstore Location and Hours


Student Center, Building G-110
Monday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.


Building 1-204
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
(closed for lunch 12:30-1 p.m.)
Friday: closed