Charlotte Campus


Caps & Gowns and Name Cards

Caps & Gowns

To order your regalia (cap, gown & hood if aplicable), please visit the JWU Bookstore website to place your order. When ordering, you will choose the regalia for your degree (AAS, BS, etc.) and the complete the information requested. During the checkout process, you will choose the delivery method – Ship to an Address (delivery charges apply), or Pick-Up (free) in the Charlotte Campus bookstore.

The cost for regalia by program is $36.79 for associate degrees; $63.50 for bachelor's degrees; $66.79 for master's degrees. 

Note: Avoid ironing your gown; instead, tumble dry it on low in a dryer and then place on a hanger. Place tassels on the front, right side of your cap.


Students' dress under their gowns should be professional with comfortable dress shoes, but should also take into account the weather.

Rings and Announcements

If interested, class rings and announcements are available for purchase from Herff Jones.

Academic Hoods

All graduating students except AS degree candidates will receive an academic hood. It will be provided with your cap & gown order.


The following stoles and cords will be distributed as noted below.

  • Undergraduate grads with a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA as of the end of the fall semester will receive a Gold Cord when they pick up their cap and gown. If your cap and gown was mailed to you, you will be able to pick up your card when you arrive for the ceremony on May 4.
  • Undergraduate degree recipients in the Honors Program who have a 3.4 or higher GPA as of the fall semester will receive and Honors Gold Stole (given out by the program director).
  • Undergraduate grads who participated in co-curricular activities designated by university parameters will receive a Blue & White Cord. These will be distributed by the appropriate program director.
  • Graduates who are veterans will receive a Red, White & Blue Cord to honor their military service. These will be distributed by the Veteran Coodinator.

Name Cards

What's a Name Card?

It's used to announce your name when you cross the commencement stage. If necessary, to make sure your name is pronounced correctly, write clearly and directly on your card the best way to pronounce your name. Name cards are distributed when you check in for the ceremony on May 4.

What name gets printed on my Name Card and in the Commencement Program?

Your name will match what's listed on your Graduation Application, which you can view in jwuLink

What if I prefer to use a different first name (other than my legal name) on my Name Card and/or in the Commencement Program?

Please submit the Graduation Name in Use form by April 7, 2023. If the submission deadline is missed, your name card can be adjusted the day of commencement (simply cross out your first name and write in your preferred name).