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All graduates must wear the University approved regalia (cap, gown and hood) to participate in Commencement Convocation. NO SUBSTITUTIONS ARE ACCEPTABLE.

Regalia Orders

As of April 1st, cap and gown orders can no longer be completed online. To complete your order, please call Josten’s at 800.854.7464 to speak with a representative. A $20 late fee will be added to your order. The FINAL deadline to order your cap and gown is April 4, 2014. 

Students borrowing regalia from past graduates MUST be approved by the Office of University Events before Commencement tickets will be released. Contact Xan Koonce at, or Robert Rios at 


Robe and Hood Distribution

Academic regalia distribution will take place in the Walzel Courts of the Corbin J. Robertson Center on Friday, May 9, 2014, from 3-6 pm. In an effort to continue Southwestern’s dedication to sustainability, we encourage graduates to return their biodegradable robes and/or hoods to the Josten’s Representative, located in the Walzel Courts, following the Commencement Convocation so that they can be properly recycled. Your cap, tassel, and hood are yours to keep, if you choose.


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