George Mason University

Caps, Gowns, Rings, and Announcements

Get Your Regalia Ready to March

You can get caps and gowns, graduation announcements, and class rings at the Graduation Fair sponsored by the university bookstore from Tuesday, Nov. 5, through Thursday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the Fairfax Campus in the Johnson Center Atrium.

While there, you can have a photo taken in your regalia. Commencement information will also be available.

Bookstores on the Science and Technology Campus in Manassas and at the Arlington Campus will also sell caps and gowns.  

Cap and Gown Prices (plus tax)

  • Bachelor's set (cap, gown, tassel): $70.98
  • Master's set (cap, gown, tassel): $118.98
  • PhD rental: $164.98

After the fair, you can purchase regalia at any Mason bookstore on a first-come, first-served basis. 

PhD candidates must wear approved Mason custom regalia. If you want to keep your regalia, you can buy the entire set (about $799) or purchase the doctoral hood ($150).

You should order your regalia online by Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. If you miss that deadline, contact the bookstore to place your order by Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Orders placed after that will be charged a $25 late fee.

All rental regalia must be returned immediately following the ceremony outside the Hospitality Suite in the lower level of EagleBank Arena at the bookstore collection table. Candidates who do not return their regalia will be charged the purchase price.

Personalized Announcements

You can order announcements from vendor Herff Jones online (two-week delivery). Payment will be made to Herff Jones.

College Rings

Mason works with two vendors who sell class rings. They offer discounts on rings purchased at the Graduation Fair. Those discounts are not available for online purchases.

  • Herff Jones: Payment will be made to Herff Jones.
  • Balfour: Payment will be made to Balfour.
Two Mason graduates looking at their class rings.

Class rings symbolize your achievement and connection to Mason.