- Graduates participating in an in-person ceremony are required to wear a cap and gown during the ceremony.
- Graduates participating in virtual commencement are required to purchase a cap and gown.
2023 CAP & GOWN ORDERING DEADLINES
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023
Cap & Gown Ordering Deadline: Friday, May 19, 2023
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Cap & Gown Ordering Deadline: Friday, August 11, 2023
December Virtual Commencement
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023
Cap & Gown Ordering Deadline: Friday, September 15, 2023
2023 CAP & GOWN PRICING
Associate package (cap, gown & tassel) - $40
Bachelor’s package (cap, gown, tassel & stole of gratitude) - $60
Master’s package (cap, gown, tassel & hood) - $64
*Prices do not include shipping fees and sales tax.
If you already purchased your cap and gown for a ceremony you didn't attend, you may wear it to a future ceremony. If you are participating in virtual commencement, then we encourage you to wear it for a photo that you can upload to your registration, which will be shown during virtual commencement. If you’d like to return your cap and gown, please contact Jostens directly at 1-800-854-7464. Full refunds will be given for unopened packages.
ORDERING CAPS AND GOWNS AFTER THE DEADLINES
If you do not order your cap and gown online by the deadline noted, you can still order online by choosing the "Student Not Attending" option. Please be advised that Jostens requires a 5-week lead time for shipping. For in-person ceremonies, you also have the option to purchase the day of the ceremony in the graduate area when doors open. Late fees will be incurred.
Graduation packages, announcements, class rings, diploma frames and more are also available to purchase.
HONOR MEDALLIONS AT COMMENCEMENT
All degree candidates who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater are eligible to receive and wear a complimentary Strayer University honor medallion at the commencement ceremony. Honor medallions are NOT available online. For in-person commencement ceremonies, honor medallions are ONLY available at the ceremony and can be obtained in the graduate area. For virtual commencement ceremonies, honor medallions will be mailed to eligible degree candidates to the home address included on their registration.
HONOR SCHOLAR CORDS AT COMMENCEMENT
Degree candidates who are honors scholars within the honors program (see eligibility requirements here) are eligible to receive and wear a complimentary honors scholar cord at the commencement ceremony - coursework must be completed to be eligible. Honor scholar cords are NOT available online. For in-person commencement ceremonies, cords are ONLY available at the ceremony and can be obtained in the graduate area. For virtual commencement ceremonies, cords will be mailed to eligible graduates prior to the ceremony.
HONOR SOCIETY ITEMS
Honor society members are encouraged to wear their respective honor society’s cords, medallions, or stoles at commencement. Purchasing information can be found in each link under the Awards & Honors section. , so please make sure to purchase in advance.
MILITARY STOLES & CORDS
To honor and celebrate your service to our country, a patriotic stole and spirit cords are available in the graduate area the day of the commencement ceremony, or available online. The stole and cords are complimentary and should be worn over your gown.
For all questions related to the status of your cap and gown purchase, please contact Jostens directly at 1-800-854-7464.