Cap & Gown, Announcements, and Graduation Accessories

During the commencement ceremony, graduates may wear cords, stoles, medals and pins that indicate academic honors. These embellishments acknowledge students who have completed university honors curricula, or membership in elite nationally/internationally recognized honor societies whose primary purpose is academic preparation or academic recognition.  Academic Honors are ordered for, and distributed to, students by the organization governing the honor.

Students are welcome to wear cords and stoles with symbols of social, fraternal or religious organizations during Friday’s Baccalaureate Mass and reception and other events/activities prior to and following the commencement ceremony (such as Hawk Walk).

Commencement Regalia (Cap & Gown):

  • ORDER your cap & gown online December 1, 2020 through Friday, March 6, 2020 through the Herff-Jones website
  • PICK UP your cap & gown at the Rockhurst Bookstore (basement of Massman Hall) Friday, April 24, 2020 through May 11, 2020 during normal business hours (Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m; Late Hours until 6:00 pm during Finals week).
  • After Monday, May 11, 2020, all unclaimed regalia will be shipped to Municipal Auditorium for pick-up at 11:30 am on Commencement Day (Saturday May 16, 2020). 
  • Your graduation regalia is paid for in your Graduation Application Fees; your cap and gown are yours to keep, you will not return them to the university.  

Personalized Graduation Announcements (ordered through Herff-Jones website):

Your announcements will be shipped to the address you specify on the order form. Allow three to four weeks for delivery after your order is placed. All orders for personalized announcements need to be paid in full at the time of order. The cut-off date for ordering personalized announcements in time for mailing is March 6, 2020. Late orders for personalized announcements are possible, however, rush fees may apply for expedited service. Generic announcements may be purchased in the Campus Bookstore. Class ring information is available in the bookstore. Rings can be ordered any time throughout the year.

Additional information about your commencement regalia, announcements or class rings, including ordering instructions, may be found at the Herff-Jones website.