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Graduation Products
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Appropriate Attire and Decorum

Our Graduates Believe in Shaw
Watch video of graduates sharing their story about Shaw U and videos from the 2014 Commencement.
2014 Commencement Videos

2014 Commencement Program
Click image to view the online version of the 2014 Commencement Convocation program. 
Commencement Program

Commencement - Graduation Products


Prospective graduates for the Spring 2014 Commencement Exercises may order graduation products (announcements, caps and gowns, diploma frames, etc.) from Herff Jones through the following link by March 30, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.


  • Please place orders prior to the deadline; the cap and gown fee is included in the graduation fee. 
  • Women who plan to wear heels with the cap and gown should add two (2) inches to their height measurement. 
  • Please include your exact weight for best fitting of the cap and gown. 
  • Generic graduation announcements are available in the Shaw University Bookstore. 

All caps and gowns will be shipped to the Shaw University Bookstore (in the Willie E. Gary Student Center).  Students who have completed the Graduation Clearance Process may pick up the cap and gown from the Bookstore.  For bookstore information, please call (919) 828-1730.