Cap & Gown Information - Hattiesburg

UPDATED February 6, 2017

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


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 6, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and March 7, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

USM Gulf Coast Campus (Barnes & Noble): March 8, 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 9 through Thursday, May 11 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Gulf Coast students can pick up at the Gulf Coast campus Tuesday, May 9 through Thursday, May 11 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Friday, May 12 from  9 a.m. -1 p.m.

**Candidates can arrange for a third party to pick up items by providing an email from their Eagle Mail account to - "Please allow John Doe to pick up my cap and gown/seating card."  The email must be received no later than Friday, May 5 at 5:00pm.

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