Cap & Gown Information - Hattiesburg

UPDATED January 25, 2018

Caps and gowns may be ordered from Barnes & Noble at Southern Miss during regular business hours for Spring 2018 Commencement or online at through April 14, 2018. Beginning March 24, 2018 a late fee will be charged for all orders.  The deadline to order your cap & gown for the Fall 2017 Commencement Ceremony is April 14, 2018.


Southern Miss wants degree candidates to enjoy this milestone for years to come. Barnes & Noble @ Southern Miss will host Grad Fest for fall degree candidates to have the convenience of taking care of all of their graduation needs at one time and place. Students may reserve your seat, order regalia, invitations, class rings, and visit with other campus representatives. While this event is not mandatory, students are encouraged to come enjoy Grad Fest on the following dates:

Hattiesburg Campus (Barnes & Noble): March 5, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and March 6, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

USM Gulf Coast Campus (Barnes & Noble): March 7, 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.


Caps and gowns ordered at the Hattiesburg campus can be picked up at the Barnes & Noble Southern Miss Bookstore in the Thad Cochran Center, for all candidates and faculty, beginning Tuesday, May 8 through Thursday, May 10 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Gulf Coast students can pick up at the Gulf Coast campus Tuesday, May 8 through Wednesday, May 9 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Thursday, May 10 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

**Candidates can arrange for a third party to pick up items by providing an email from their USM email account to - "Please allow John Doe to pick up my cap and gown/seating card. They will pick up my cap/gown from the (HBG or GC) campus. My student ID is _______." Please inform your third party guest to bring a photo ID with them at the time of pick up. The email must be received no later than Friday, April 27 at 5:00pm.

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