Academic Ceremonies

Graduate Caps, Gowns, and Hoods

Caps, gowns, and hoods are to be worn by all graduate candidates participating in Commencement.

Colors, Ordering, Key Dates, Pricing, Bookstore Hours


All academic apparel is symbolic and colors are important.

  • Master's degree candidates wear black caps and gowns.
  • Tassel and hood colors indicate a candidate's discipline.


Key Dates

January 2: Herff Jones website goes live

March 5: Last day to order master's apparel online

March 6: First day to order in PFW Bookstore


Online through March 5: Cap, Gown, and Hood package: $76

In Bookstore: Cap, Gown, and Hood package: $98*
*Additional expedited shipping fees may also apply

Bookstore hours

Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  
   Spring Break Week:
       Monday through Thursday until 5 p.m.
       Friday until 3 p.m.

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