Cap and Gown Information

The Graduation Fee does not cover the purchase of your cap and gown; you are responsible to pay Jostens directly. Jostens requires that you pay them directly for your cap and gown when you place your order. If you have a question about whether your order was received or about the status of your order, contact Jostens at 1.800.854.7464.

To Order Your Cap and Gown:

  1. Order from the Jostens website at shop.jostens.com. Jostens requires your payment at the time of the order.
  2. For all graduation candidates except for doctoral candidates: Order your cap and gown according to your size and degree. All graduates will wear black tassels. Do not order a hood. The hood will be given to you at graduation.

Your GWU account will be charged as follows for the hood:

  1. Associate of Arts - No charge
  2. Bachelor's Degree (all programs) - $30
  3. Master's Degree (all programs) - $35
  4. Educational Specialist - No charge (student orders entire package)

Doctoral Candidates: Order your cap, gown, and hood according to your size and degree.
IMPORTANT: You will need to place your name on the inside of the hood and deliver the hood to a representative of Registrar Services prior to the commencement. Doctoral candidates will wear gold tassels.

  1. Doctor of Ministry: Red
  2. Doctor of Education: Light Blue
  3. Doctor of Nursing Practice: Apricot