Cap & Gown Information - Hattiesburg

UPDATED August 2, 2016

Caps and gowns may be ordered from Barnes & Noble at Southern Miss during regular business hours for Fall 2016 Commencement or online at through November 23, 2016. Beginning October 31, 2016 a late fee will be charged for all orders.  The deadline to order your cap & gown for the Fall 2016 Commencement Ceremony is November 12, 2016.


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): September 19, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and September 20, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

USM Gulf Coast Campus (Barnes & Noble): September 21, 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, Dec 13 through Thursday, Dec 15 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Gulf Coast students can pick up at the Gulf Coast campus Tuesday -Wednesday, Dec 13 and 14 from 9-6 Thursday, Dec 15 from  9-1 .

Students from the Gulf Coast that miss this time can pick up in Hattiesburg from 3-6 on Thursday Dec 15.

**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, December 2 at 5:00pm.

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