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College Commencement

Announcements, Cap & Gown, College Memorabilia


Cap & Gown

Note:  Your cap and gown will be ordered automatically from your degree application unless you did not provide your height and weight.  In that case, you will be asked to provide that information at Commencement Countdown. 

There is no fee for your cap and gown. Graduating seniors have already provided height/weight to the Registrar for purposes of cap/gown ordering. Please keep your cap/gown and tassel as a memento of your graduation day.  

By early March, graduating seniors receive a packet of information from Jostens via campus mail. This includes order forms for graduation announcements and other memorabilia, including class rings and diploma frames. If you want to order memorabilia on line, do so at the Jostens web page or by phone, 800-854-7464.

Remember: The cap and gown belong to you. Your graduation gown is made from natural wood sourced exclusively from renewable, managed forests. The fabric is proven to completely decompose in soil within less than a year. The Eco-Zip coil zipper tab and teeth are made from 100% recycled PET. Jostens will donate $1 for each Lewis & Clark gown to an environmental sustainability project. For further information, consult the Jostens web site above. Please do not return your cap/gown.

Overseas and Off-Campus Program Ribbons
The Overseas & Off-Campus Programs Department will be conducting its annual recognition of students who have participated on one of Lewis & Clark’s programs with its traditional country-specific ribbons that are worn at graduation.  A list of those who will be given ribbons is posted at the Overseas & Off-Campus Programs Office.   

It is your responsibility to visit the Overseas and Off-Campus Programs Office to check for your name and the accuracy of the programs that you participated on through Lewis & Clark.  If they have inadvertently missed your name or have you down for the wrong country or countries, please notify them by April 13 so that they can rectify the mistake and make the correct country-specific ribbon before you pick up your cap & gown. Please note that the department only makes ribbons for students who participated on Lewis & Clark Programs.  If you participated on a non-LC program and you want to wear a ribbon for graduation, it is your responsibility to purchase the materials needed for the ribbon and to make it.