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ABOUT THIS SPECIAL EVENT

Commencement is exciting for you and your loved ones who have supported you along your higher education journey.

Associate, bachelor’s, master’s and JWMI students: You are eligible to participate in a commencement ceremony if you are within TWO courses of completing your degree at the time of the ceremony. This does NOT include courses you are already enrolled in at the time of the ceremony.

Interested students must register to participate in a ceremony by the deadline dates noted below.

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Dates and Deadlines

Jun. 242017
Verizon Center • Washington, District of Columbia • 3 pm
Registration and Cap and Gown Deadline: Friday, May 26, 2017
Jul. 292017
Spectrum Center • Charlotte, North Carolina • 3 pm
Registration and Cap and Gown Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017
Sep. 232017
Infinite Energy Arena • Atlanta, Georgia • 10 am
Registration and Cap and Gown Deadline: Friday, August 25, 2017
Oct. 212017
Scope Arena • Norfolk, Virginia • 10 am
Registration and Cap and Gown Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2017
Dec. 022017
Royal Farms Arena • Baltimore, Maryland • 3 pm
Registration and Cap and Gown Deadline: Friday, November 3, 2017

COMMENCEMENT ATTIRE

After registering for a commencement ceremony, students should order their cap and gown online by the deadline date noted above.

  • Students MUST have a registration confirmation number to order a cap and gown.
  • Students participating in a ceremony are required to wear a cap and gown during the ceremony.

2017 CAP & GOWN PRICING

Associate (black gown, black cap & tassel) - $36.00
Bachelor's (cap, gown, tassel & stole of gratitude) - $52.00
Master's (cap, gown, tassel & hood) - $55.00

*Prices above do not include shipping fees and sales tax.

ORDERING CAPS AND GOWNS AFTER THE DEADLINES

If students do not order their cap and gown online by the deadline, they will need to purchase their cap and gown at the ceremony (40 minutes prior to commencement in the graduate area).

  • Late orders incur a $25 fee
  • Only cash is accepted when purchasing caps and gowns at the commencement ceremony

For all questions related to caps and gowns, please contact Herff Jones directly at 1-800-837-4235.