Academic Regalia (Caps & Gowns), Graduation Announcements, etc.

Academic Regalia

Kentucky State University graduates are required to wear the university-approved cap, gown, and hood at commencement and graduation.

You may order keepsake regalia on Monday, November 30, 2015, in-person at the Student Center Ballroom, 4th floor, from 10 am – 3 pm.  Contact bookstore for pricing.

Commencement Attire

All graduates will wear academic regalia.  Women should wear dark dresses, black shoes, and modest jewelry.  Men should wear dark trousers, black shoes, a dress shirt, and a dark tie.

ROTC cadets, who are receiving commissions will wear ‘Dress Blues.’

Graduation attire should not be removed at any point during the Ceremonies.

Graduation Announcements

Kentucky State University has partnered with Herff-Jones Company to supply students and their families with personalized graduation announcements.  Herff-Jones may be contacted via telephone at (502) 240-0505. One may also purchase graduation announcements and class rings via their web page at

Required Participation in Commencement

All graduates are required to participate in the Commencement Ceremonies, unless excused.  Candidates for Graduation that are unable to attend must request to be excused in writing to:

Gregory Goletz
University Registrar
Office of the University Registrar
Kentucky State University
Julian M. Carroll Academic Services Building, Suite 323
400 East Main Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601