The Commencement Office and the SMC Bookstore work together to order your cap & gown on your behalf. It has already been paid for, so you do not need to order your own.
All participants in the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony MUST wear a graduation cap with tassel, a black academic gown and the appropriate academic hood designating your school of academic affiliation (note: associate degree graduates do not receive/wear hoods).
No separate purchase or order will need to be made. The Commencement Office works with the SMC Bookstore to manage all regalia orders for all undergraduate students. The price of the graduation regalia (cap, tassel, gown, and hood) was included in your graduation fees.
Caps and gowns will be available for pick up at the SMC Bookstore on Wednesday, May 15th and Thursday, May 16th, during regular Bookstore hours. You need to go to the Registrar's office first to get an approval slip before you go to the Bookstore. Once at the Bookstore, tell them your height, and they will give you the right size. You do not need to tell them your size in advance. You will also recieve an e-mail from the Commencement Office with these instructions the week before the pick-up dates.
All official graduation attire is yours to keep after the Commencement Ceremony.
Jostens offers discounts on class rings during all campus events. A Jostens representative will be on campus taking ring orders on the following dates:
- October 23 & 24 - at the SMC Bookstore 11am-4pm
- November 13 & 14 - at the SMC Bookstore 11am - 4pm
- December 4 & 5 - at the SMC Bookstore 11am - 4pm