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Northwest Missouri State University

Commencement (Photo by University Photography)

Cap and Gown Orders

Once you have been approved as a candidate for graduation by the Registrar’s Office, you will receive an automated email providing you with instructions for placing a cap and gown order. The order must be completed no later than Friday, Nov. 2. Phone orders are not accepted. Rental cost is included in your graduation fee.

Cap/Gown Pick-up

December 10-14 (Finals Week)
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1st floor the Administration Building OR 1 hour prior to each ceremony

*You may have someone other than yourself pick up your order.

You may also contact the Cashier's Office ( or 660.562.1578) to arrange to have your regalia sent to Northwest-Kansas City for pickup. 

You may keep your cap, tassel and honor cords (if applicable), but you must return the gown/hood following the ceremony.

Mortar Boards (graduation caps)

You are welcome to decorate your keepsake cap and show your Bearcat pride, creativity and style.

The cap is yours to keep, so you may decorate with permanent materials. Make sure that you look inside the cap to determine which is the front and which is the back and decorate accordingly.

Rules for decorations:

For ideas, visit: