Cap and Gown Orders, Regalia

If you have applied to graduate in June 2017 and will have the necessary number of credits by the end of the Spring 2017 semester, you may order your cap and gown online through Herff Jones.

You may also place your order through any of the campus bookstores:
  • CCBC Catonsville: Student Services Center, first floor, 443.840.4320
  • CCBC Dundalk: College Community Center, first floor, 443.840.3552
  • CCBC Essex: College Community Center, first floor, 443.840.1561


Each graduate will receive 10 announcements when picking up their cap and gown. Students are also welcome to pick up their announcements at their campus bookstores, where additional announcements will be available at $5 per package of 10.


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 place their cap and gown orders. 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.
Comfortable attire is recommended beneath the regalia, but no shorts or tennis shoes are permitted. Students should wear low-heeled shoes in order to more easily maneuver the stairs. 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

Wednesday, February 1
  • Cap and gown orders accepted online or in CCBC bookstores
CCBC bookstores will be closed for spring break Monday, April 10 through Monday, April 17.
Campus bookstores reopen Tuesday, April 18. 
Monday, April 10
  • 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 15
  • First day to pick up commencement regalia at campus bookstores.

Wednesday, May 24
  • 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.