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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 Sunday, October 11. Phone orders are not accepted. Rental cost is included in your graduation fee.


Cap/Gown Pick-up

Graduates have three options to pick up their cap and gown.

  • Graduates may pick up their cap and gown between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16 through Thursday, Nov. 19, on the first floor of the Administration Building.
  • Graduates may make arrangements to pick up their cap and gown Monday, Nov. 16 through Thursday, Nov. 19, at Northwest-Kansas City in Gladstone by contacting Lindsay Stapley at lstapley@nwmissouri.edu. Lindsay Stapley must receive this request by Wednesday, Nov. 11th.  
  • Caps and gowns will be available for pickup at least one hour before your ceremony time. Location to be determined at a later date. 

Caps and gowns cannot be mailed.

You may have someone pick up your cap and gown for you, but they need to have your 919#.

Please iron gowns on the wrong side (inside out), or hang in the shower to reduce wrinkling. Ironing boards will be available at cap and gown pickup.


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:

  • No vulgar language
  • No inappropriate verbiage or pictures
  • Decorations cannot obstruct the view of those behind you
  • Any cap deemed inappropriate by the University Coordinator will be taken and you will be provided a new cap