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Cap and Gown

All graduates must wear the University approved regalia (cap, gown and hood) to participate in Commencement Convocation. No substitutions.


Cap and Gown Orders

Complete Josten’s online form to order your cap, gown, and hood.

Deadline: March TBD, 2018 (late orders subject to $20 late fee)

Cost: $66.57 (cap, gown, and hood, tax included)

Commencement tickets will not be released until your cap and gown have been ordered.

Borrowing Regalia

Students borrowing regalia from past graduates must get approval from the Office of University Events before Commencement tickets will be released.

Robe and Hood Distribution

Academic regalia distribution takes place in the Walzel Courts of the Corbin J. Robertson Center on Friday, May 11, 2018, from 3-6 pm.

Robe and Hood Return

In an effort to continue Southwestern’s dedication to sustainability, we encourage graduates to return their biodegradable robes and/or hoods in the Walzel Courts, following the Commencement Convocation. Cap, tassel, and hood are yours to keep.


Cap and gown are not required for the Friday night Baccalaureate Service.