Cap & Gown Information - Hattiesburg

UPDATED August 29, 2018

Caps and gowns may be ordered from Barnes & Noble at Southern Miss during regular business hours for Fall 2018 Commencement or online at through November 16, 2018. Beginning November 2, 2018 a late fee will be charged for all orders.  The deadline to order your cap & gown for the Fall 2018 Commencement Ceremony is November 16, 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): October 1, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and October 2, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

USM Gulf Coast Campus (Barnes & Noble): October 3, 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, December 4 through Thursday, December 6 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Gulf Coast students can pick up at the Gulf Coast campus Tuesday, December 4 through Wednesday, December 5 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Thursday, December 6 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Candidates can arrange for a third party to pick up commencement items in their place by completing a request at this link: 3rd Party Commencement Regalia Pickup Request. The request must be received no later than Friday, November 30 at 4:30pm.

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