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Caps, Gowns, Class Rings, Announcements

All students participating in Commencement are required to wear appropriate academic attire.

If you did not pre-order your cap and gown, you may purchase one at the Bookstore beginning April 22 until May 16th @ 2:00pm.  Pre-ordered attire will be available beginning May 6th in the Bookstore.  Cap and gowns are available on main campus only. 

You may order  announcements, class rings and other commencement products from Jostens directly.  Please note that custom announcements require at least 3 weeks for delivery.  Class rings and generic announcements may be ordered at any time from Jostens directly.  Caps and gowns will be available for purchase in the bookstore through May 16th.

Please note hours of the bookstore:

Monday through Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm; Friday: 9:00am - 2:00pm Closed Saturday and Sunday

The Bookstore will be open the day of commencement for emergency purchases.

Additional Information:

Undergraduate tassels are to be worn on the right side of the cap until the announcement is made at the ceremony to formally move the tassels to the left side. Graduate tassels are worn on the left side at all times.

The Office of Academic Affairs will notify undergraduate students who have earned graduation (Latin) honors.  Latin Honors recipients are eligible to wear honor cords, which will be provided by the University, with their gowns. 

The honor cords will be distributed at the Honors Convocation in early May 2014.  If someone is unable to attend the Honors Convocation, the cords may be picked up from the Registrar's office in Ryan 205.  Master degree candidates do not wear honor cords. 

Graduate and Undergraduate candidates are invited to wear the stole and pins that they have received at the Convocation Ceremonies held throughout their years at Fontbonne University.