All participants in the commencement exercises must wear academic regalia. The rental price of the graduation regalia (cap, gown, and hood) is included in your graduation fee. The sizes for your regalia are determined by the measurements you provided on your degree application, but if you have any questions about your measurements, stop by the Registrar's Office.
Nursing, Undergraduate, and Graduate Students: You may pick up your cap and gown in Moody Adams Field House in the area between the Coliseum and the football stadium on the Clinton campus. Dates and times for May 2015 will be Thursday, May 7, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday, May 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Law School students will pick up their caps and gowns at the Law School at the dates/times designated by the MC School of Law.
Black is the color of the cap and gown, so dark clothes and shoes are suggested. Latin honor stoles, distributed to eligible undergraduate candidates by the Registrar's Office at the time of commencement, are the ONLY appropriate accessories to the graduation regalia. Please avoid wearing any of the following items: honor program cords, items associated with academic organizations or other groups, necklaces or other jewelry on top of the gown, corsages, flower garlands, etc.
Caps and gowns must be turned in immediately following the exercise. You will keep your tassel and stole. Pictures in academic regalia with family, friends, and departmental faculty must be made prior to line-up. If you have any questions, please contact Missa Turman at 601.925.3341.
May 2015 graduates must clear your accounts in the Business Office by Wednesday, May 6, 2015. You will not be able to receive your diploma or pick up your cap and gown unless you have cleared your student accounts in the Business Office and in the Library. If you clear your account after the deadline, you must bring a written receipt and release from the Business Office in order to be able to pick up your cap and gown.