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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 the third week of May 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. Due to Covid-19, graduation regalia will not be returnable.

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 3.5 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 Thursday, May 28, 2020.

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.

Other Graduation Items Available

Graduation rings are available online at:

Graduation announcements are available. They contain a blank name card on which the graduate can print his/her name, a time and date card, and announcement card with an envelope.

Price List

  • Cap and gown with black tassel (all sizes)- $36.00 plus tax
  • Cap and gown with gold tassel (all sizes)-$36.00 plus tax
  • Cap and XL/XXL gown with black tassel- $36.00 plus tax
  • Cap and XL/XXL gown with gold tassel- $36.00  plus tax
  • Regular Gown (all Sizes)- $24.00  plus tax
  • Cap- $6.25 plus tax
  • Black Tassel only- $5.70  plus tax
  • Gold Tassel only*/**- $5.70  plus tax
  • University transfer achievement gold medallion- $7.50 plus tax
  • AHC royal blue diploma cover 5”x7” - $7.85 plus tax
  • AHC royal blue and gold graduation sash without year - $30.00 plus tax
  • Graduation announcement (10 pack) - $24.00 plus tax
  • Graduation announcement (individual) - $2.40  plus tax
  • Date/time/place cards for announcements - $0.15 plus tax

Students who are transferring can purchase a gold medallion (optional, no proof necessary).

Students may also call the bookstore at 805-922-2391 to order regalia and pay by phone. A shipping charge will be added to orders placed over the phone.

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

Bookstore Location and Hours


Student Center, Building G-110
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Building 1-204
Monday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.