Queens requires that all graduates be dressed appropriately in order to participate in commencement exercises. Please ensure that your shoes are comfortable and you are able to walk on multiple surfaces, including grass.
Caps and gowns should be ordered online on the Queens graduation products website. You will be notified by email when items are available for pickup at the bookstore.
If you ordered a gown for Fall Convocation, you do not need to order another gown – they are the same.
Note: Graduates will not be permitted to participate in their commencement ceremony or Baccalaureate without a cap and gown.
Master’s level gowns are different in cut and style than undergraduate gowns, and we expect all participants’ gowns to be consistent in style. The hood is part of the master’s regalia package that you will need to order from the Queens graduation products website. Hoods will be worn throughout the ceremony. For guidance on how to wear your hood, please watch our video.
Note: If your gown is not similar to the standard gown our graduate students wear, you will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony.
The Bookstore will have an extremely limited number of extra caps and gowns on hand for emergency purchases on the day of the ceremony.
Deadline to Order
For bookstore pick-up – March TBD
For home delivery – March TBD
Note: Homemade, non-recognized apparel is not permitted unless on your cap. No part of the regalia should be distracting or disrespectful to the occasion, including caps. If the decoration is distracting or disrespectful, it will be not be allowed. Decoration of caps should not be three dimensional or block the view of those around you.
Please contact the Queens Bookstore (704-337-2413) with any questions.