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Caps, Gowns, Tassels and Masters Hood

You very possibly filled out a form early in the year as to where you wanted to pick up your garb, your height, weight and head measurement.  If you did not do this, please contact your coordinator and provide them with that information.  In May, you may start to pick up your cap, gown and tassel at the location you specified.  Please check at your specified location to know if it is possible to pick up your cap and gown. Bring ID, as we want to confirm that we are giving you the correct package, and that we check off that you have picked up your garb. 

You must be on the official list to pick up garb. If you did not turn in your information, we will put together cap, gown and tassel for you.  ID is required for this also. We do not give garb to anyone.  If you need someone to pick yours up, please contact us and let us know who will be coming in for you. 

When you get your garb, hang the gown.  It will be wrinkled from being in a package.  You can steam it, hang it in the bathroom when you are showering, or put it in the dryer at very low heat with a damp cloth.  DO NOT IRON.  It will melt.  You will receive your hood at the ceremony.  The hood must be returned after the ceremony, before you leave the graduation venue.

Hood Return

If you do not, you will be charged $150.00.  You will not receive your diploma until this fee is paid.  That being said, returning your hood is really a very easy process.  Where ever graduation is being held, there will be signs letting you know where to go for hood return.  The staff working this area will have the list of graduates.  They will cross off your name when you turn in your hood.  Make sure you wait to give them your name.  You will have time to take photos and visit with family and friends after the ceremony, so there is no need to rush.  Just make sure you leave the graduation venue with only your cap, gown and tassel.

How to wear your Commencement Hood video

Commencement Hood video
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