Cap and Gown Information

The Graduation fee does not cover the purchase of your cap and gown; you are responsible for paying Jostens directly. ** Jostens requires that you pay them directly for your cap and gown when you place your order. If you have a question about whether your order was received or about the status of your order, contact Jostens at 1-800-854-7464.

To order your Cap and Gown:

  1. Order from the Jostens website. **Jostens requires your payment at the time of the order.**
  2. For all graduation candidates except for doctoral candidates:  Order your Cap and Gown according to your size and degree. All graduates will wear black tassels. Do not order a hood. The hood will be given to you at graduation.

Your GWU account is charged as follows for the hood: 

  1. Associate of Arts - No charge
  2. Bachelor's Degree (all programs) - $30
  3. Master's Degree (all programs) - $35
  4. Educational Specialist – No charge (student orders entire package)

Doctoral candidates:

Order your Cap, Gown, and hood according to your size and degree. IMPORTANT: You will need to place your name inside of the hood and deliver the hood to a representative of the Registrar’s Office prior to the commencement.  All graduates will wear black tassels.

  1. Doctor of Ministry: Red
  2. Doctor of Education: Light Blue
  3. Doctor of Nursing Practice: Apricot