If you have applied to graduate in June 2013 and will have the necessary number of credits by the end of the Spring 2013 semester, you may order your cap and gown online at Oak Hall Cap and Gown beginning February 18, 2013.
Online orders will be taken until Tuesday, April 16. After that date, you must go into the campus bookstore to place your order.
You may also place your order through any of the campus bookstores:
CCBC Catonsville: K Building, first floor, 443-840-4320
CCBC Dundalk: K Building, first floor, 443-840-3552
CCBC Essex: B Building, first floor, 443-840-1561
The cost of the cap and gown is covered in the graduation application fee. Orders will be taken through Friday, April 19, after which a $15 late processing fee will be assessed. Graduates may pick up ordered caps and gown in the campus bookstores beginning Monday, May 13, 2013.
Graduates wishing to purchase additional tassels may do so when they place their cap and gown orders. Additional tassels cost $3.25 each.
Graduates with an overall grade point average of 3.40 or greater are eligible to wear gold honor tassels as part of their graduation regalia. The overall grade point average is determined by computing your cumulative course work from CCBC.
Wearing the academic regalia
To the associate degree candidate, perhaps the most important element of academic regalia is the tassel.
Traditionally, it is worn on the right side of the mortarboard until the president, during the ceremony, formally confers degrees upon the recipients. The tassel is then moved from the right side to the left side of the mortarboard. This act symbolizes each recipient's new and well-earned status.
Corsages or other adornments should not be worn on the regalia, nor should regalia be altered or modified in any way. Appropriate clothing should be worn beneath the regalia. Those who are not dressed properly will be asked to leave the assembly area and will not be permitted to participate.