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Caps & Gowns

The time has come to pick up your graduation regalia! Friday, April 30th will be Senior Cap/Gown Pick Up Day. Please note that all students are invited to come to our drive-by pick up day. Students who did not order a cap and gown may still be eligible to pick up cords or drapes, and all students receive a Bowie medallion.


Cap and gown pick-up will be from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Please try to arrive during your designated time below to expedite the pick up process.


Seniors (or their parents/guardians) should remain in their vehicles and wear a mask during this process. Each student must write their name on a piece of paper and tape the name to the passenger side window as they enter Bowie.


Cars will enter from the main Slaughter entrance with their name signs posted on the window. As vehicles approach the canopy, Herff Jones staff will deliver your items to you in your car. Your medallion will be given to you as well as any cords or drapes that you are eligible to receive. Please see below for information about cords and drapes.


Students, as you approach the areas for cap/gown pickup, please pay attention to the traffic pattern as directed by signage and Bowie staff members.


Please adhere to the schedule below (by last name):


11:00 – 12:00 A - D

12:00 – 1:00 E - L

1:00 – 2:00  M - R  

2:00 – 3:00 S - Z


Cords and Drapes:

  • Honors/Top 10% - Red Cords (top 10% determined by fall rank)
  • Gifted and Talented - Red and Silver Cords
  • ACC - Purple Cords (students have received 12+ Hours of ACC credit)
  • Spanish National Honor Society - Red Drapes (not available on the 4/30 pick up day)
  • National Honor Society - White and Blue Drapes
  • International Thespian Society - Blue and Gold Drapes
  • National French Honor Society - Red, White, and Royal Blue cords
  • Orange and White Cords - UT OnRamps (at least one course completed)