The regalia worn at commencement and other formal events dates back to medieval European universities. It has remained largely unchanged since the 16th century. The custom regalia worn by Carolina degree candidates bears the school seal and is sold exclusively by the University Bookstore in the Russell House.
Order by April 12th
Students can order their caps and gowns online or may come to the Bookstore and scan a QR code that takes them directly to the ordering page
College of Arts and Sciences students should select a tassel according to their major field of study:
- Arts, Letters and Humanities – White
- Fine Arts – Brown
- Philosophy – Dark Blue
- Science – Golden Yellow
- Social Science – Cream
The store still sells tassels, honor cords, stoles, etc. These items, not regalia, will be for sale at the Gameday Store next to Williams-Brice Stadium for the ceremonies/events. See the registrar's academic regalia page for more information.