Frequently Asked Questions

I missed the deadline for ordering my gown package.  What now?  If you miss the deadline for online ordering, you must visit/contact the Hinds C.C. Bookstore – Raymond Campus starting July 18, 2022.  Your gown package will be available for pick-up at that time if your order can be filled from available extras on hand. If your order cannot be filled from extras on hand, then you will be provided with instructions for picking up your package at a later date.  No late gown orders will be taken after July 26, 2022, and the deadline for pickups will be 4pm on July 27, 2022.  

I can’t make it to the Grad Fair.  What do I do?  ​When you order your gown package you will be required to give two measurements – your height and your weight.  You will also be given a chance to enter additional sizing information (chest/bust size, waist size, and hip size) to help ensure you receive a gown that will fit your body correctly.  Please Note:  Your gown package is no longer returnable once it has been opened – You must enter accurate information for these prompts to ensure you receive a gown that fits.   

What if I can’t pick up my graduation gown package during the times listed? ​After the scheduled distribution dates, students at the Raymond, Jackson, Vicksburg & Nursing/Allied campuses can pick their gown package up at the Hinds C.C. – Raymond Bookstore.  The Utica and Rankin Campuses will keep the gown orders for their campuses until the day before commencement so that students on these campuses may pick them up.   If you still cannot pick up your gown package before commencement at the campuses listed above, you will need to contact the Raymond Bookstore at (601) 857-3339 or by email at before 4:00 pm on July 25, 2022.  Graduates may also contact the Raymond Bookstore before 4:00 pm on July 13, 2022 to have their gown package shipped to them via UPS for $7.99.  

Can someone else pick up my gown order for me?  Yes, but they must show your order confirmation email to pick up your gown package for you.

What do I do if my gown does not fit or is damaged?  If the gown package is damaged or an incorrect size is given but  you entered accurate sizing information,  you will need to visit/contact the Hinds C.C. Bookstore on the Raymond Campus.  They may be contacted by phone at (601) 857-3339 or by email at 
What do I do if I lose my cap, tassel, or hood?  The Hinds C.C. Bookstore will have extra tassels, hoods, and caps available for purchase at commencement if these items are lost.  The pricing for these items are listed below (all prices include sales tax):

    • Tassel Only:  $8.56
    • Cap & Tassel:  $17.12
    • Hood Only:  $21.40

Can I purchase honor cords and PTK items from the Hinds C.C. Bookstore?  Graduates cannot purchase these items from the bookstore. 

Do I have to return my cap and gown after the ceremony? ​ No – The entire graduation gown package is yours to keep.

What do I do with my cap and gown if I am no longer able to participate in the ceremony? ​ The deadline to make any changes or cancellations is 11:59 PM on July 7th.  Please contact the Hinds C.C. Bookstore if this occurs after the deadline as they will address this issue on a case-by-case basis.

Can’t find the answer you are looking for?  For gown ordering inquiries, please contact the Hinds C.C. bookstore by phone at (601) 857-3339 or by email at  You may also contact Graduate Supply House, Inc. by clicking here.