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Cap and Gown

Students who plan to graduate should purchase a cap and gown from the Gordon State College Bookstore beginning at the Grad Fair, which was held on October 11, 2017 . The fee is $32.50 and is payable at the time of purchase.  Bachelor degree recipients are required to wear hoods, and these hoods will be $27.50.  These prices do not include taxes.

View the Grad Fair Flyer

Bookstore hours are:

  • Monday through Thursday   7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday   7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

For your convenience, you may also purchase online at http://bookstore.gordonstate.edu and have your order shipped to you.
There will be no refunds except to students who fail to meet graduation requirements.  Following is the procedure for securing the refund.

  1. Students must furnish the original cash register receipt.
  2. Students must request a refund from the Bookstore prior to graduation.

Graduation invitations are available through Balfour by ordering online at Balfour.com or by following the link from the bookstore site. If you need additional assistance, please call the Gordon State College Bookstore at 678-359-5053.

Click Here To Order Your Invitations

Graduating students are expected to attend graduation and to wear the caps and gowns that have been designated by the college.

If you purchase or borrow a cap and gown from a previous Gordon graduate, you must verify that the cap and gown you have matches the one being sold by our bookstore. If your gown does not match, you will not be allowed to wear it.

Important Note: No decorations may be applied to the gown.

The appropriate cap for graduates is the familiar black “mortarboard.”  The mortarboard is worn straight on the head with the point of the cap in the center of the forehead. Tassels will be worn on the RIGHT side of the cap.

New!  Dr. Burns has agreed to let all graduates decorate their mortar boards upon the following conditions:

  • No obscene language, gestures or similar expressions that might be interpreted as obscene.
  • No offensive language, gestures or similar expressions that might be interpreted as offensive.
  • No modification to the mortar board that would obstruct the view of fellow graduates or attendees.

If a mortar board is found to be unacceptable, the student must immediately purchase a replacement mortar board to be allowed to participate in the graduation exercise. If you are unsure whether or not your design is appropriate, please contact Academic Affairs before you decorate.

Required suitable attire includes:
Gentlemen Ladies *
Tie
Dark Pants
Dark socks
Dark Dress Boots or Shoes
Dark dress or dark pants
Dark shoes (you will need to negotiate stairs and stand for periods of time be mindful of heel height if you are not accustomed to wearing high heeled shoes)

*It is suggested that ladies bring bobby pins to secure your cap.

Attire that is not suitable: jeans, tennis shoes, work boots, flip flops, shorts.

The College reserves the right to request that unacceptable attire be removed, or to exclude from the ceremony any prospective graduate who does not meet acceptable standards of dress or conduct