Cap and Gown Orders, Regalia

If you have applied to graduate in June 2018 and will have the necessary number of credits by the end of the Spring 2018 semester, you may order your cap and gown online through Herff Jones.

Announcements

Each graduate will receive 10 announcements when picking up their cap and gown at the CCBC Bookstore. Students may also purchase additional announcements at $5 per package of 10.

Costs

The cost of the cap and gown is covered in the graduation application fee. Graduates wishing to purchase additional tassels may do so when they pick up their cap and gown. Additional tassels cost $3.25 each and can only be purchased at a CCBC bookstore. They are not available online.

Wearing the academic regalia

To the associate degree candidate, perhaps the most important element of academic regalia is the tassel.

Traditionally, it is worn on the right side of the mortarboard until the president, during the ceremony, formally confers degrees upon the recipients. The tassel is then moved from the right side to the left side of the mortarboard. This act symbolizes each recipient's new and well-earned status.
  • Graduates with an overall grade point average of 3.40 or greater are eligible to wear gold honor tassels as part of their graduation regalia. The overall grade point average is determined by computing your cumulative course work from CCBC.

Commencement-day weather can range from rainy and cool to sunny and hot -- sometimes all in the same morning! Students participating in the CCBC commencement ceremony are encouraged to wear occasion- and weather-appropriate clothing beneath their regalia.

Lightweight fabrics are generally a good choice to help avoid becoming overheated. Students should consider wearing low-heeled shoes in order to more easily maneuver the stairs and grassy areas of the ceremony site. 

Graduates who do not have proper academic regalia (cap and gown) will not be permitted to process and cross the stage.

Corsages or other adornments should not be worn on the regalia, nor should regalia be altered or modified in any way.

Important deadlines for ordering commencement regalia


Friday, February 9
  • Cap and gown orders accepted online.

Monday, April 16
  • Last day to place online orders for cap and gowns. After this date, all students and faculty must place regalia orders in person at a CCBC bookstore.

Monday, May 14
  • First day to pick up commencement regalia at campus bookstores.

Wednesday, May 16 through Friday, May 18
  • CCBC GradFair Days at the campus bookstores. Regular bookstore hours.
  • Pick up commencement regalia and announcements while shopping for special CCBC alumni spirit wear and Class of 2018 memorabilia.

Wednesday, May 23
  • Students: Last day to order commencement regalia (in person at a CCBC bookstore).
  • Faculty: Regalia orders placed on or after this date will be assessed a $30 late fee in addition to the cost of the cap and gown. All faculty orders are overnighted to the CCBC bookstore where order was placed.