Cap and Gown Instructions

All graduates are required to wear a cap and gown to participate in Baccalaureate and/or Commencement ceremonies. Information on how seniors are to order and pick-up their cap and gown can be found below:

*ORDER Cap & Gown: "Senior Fair" - Monday, March 9
  • WHERE: At Senior Fair - On Campus in Page MPR
  • WHEN: Monday, March 9 from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • COST: $32
  • ORDER BY: April 3 (Deadline for all cap and gown orders)

Graduates will place their cap and gown order at the Senior Fair event. Caps and gowns can be purchased with a credit card, cash or check (made out to Westmont College). Graduates may keep their cap and gown or recycle them in collection bins at the receptions following Commencement.

*For graduates who are unable to come to campus for Senior Fair, caps and gowns can be ordered online by April 3 or by contacting the Alumni Office in Kerrwood Hall at 805-565-6056 or

*PICK-UP Cap & Gown: On Campus - Wednesday, May 6
  • WHERE: On Campus (TBD)
  • WHEN: Wednesday, May 6

All graduates will pick-up their cap and gown, Baccalaureate parking pass (1), and Commencement parking pass (1) . There are no tickets required for either ceremony.These will be distributed on Westmont's campus by the Alumni Office staff.

Additional Cap & Gown Pick-up Times: On Campus - May 8 & 9

For graduates unable to come to campus prior to May 8, caps and gowns, along with Baccalaureate and Commencement parking passes (one pass for each ceremony), will be distributed on campus at the following times and location:

  • WHEN:
    • Baccalaureate Friday, May 8, (Times TBD)
    • Commencement Saturday, May 9, from 7:30 - 8 a.m.
  • WHERE: Outside of the Kerr Student Center (by the Dining Commons parking lot)

Please contact the Alumni Office with any questions regarding cap and gown pick-up at (805)565-6056 or