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Heartland Community College

Cap & Gown

All students must apply for graduation before ordering cap and gown. 

Caps and gowns are only ordered for those students who identify that they would like to participate in the in-person Commencement event

To order your cap and gown, make sure to complete the Commencement participation activity guide assigned to you in your student center. 

All students participating in Commencement will receive a free cap, gown, and tassel to wear at the ceremony. Cap and gown distribution will begin the week of Commencement at the following times on the Normal campus in SBC 1602 by the Student Engagement Office:

May 15, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

May 16, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

May 17, 9 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

May 18, 9 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Beginning the week of May 15, students attending HCC Lincoln or Pontiac may pick up their regalia from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. from Monday-Thursday or by appointment by calling HCC Lincoln at (217) 735-1731 or HCC Pontiac at (815) 842-6777.

Special Honors

Certain groups provide extra regalia to acknowledge students who have participated in their programs. Special regalia is typically provided for:

  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Honors
  • Alpha Delta Nu
  • Adult Education
  • Alternative Spring Break 
  • Association of Latinx American Students (ALAS)
  • Athletics
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Civic Engagement Program
  • College NOW Plus
  • Emerging Leaders
  • Global Student Union (GSU)
  • Global Studies Program
  • HALO
  • Heartland Activities Committee (HAC)
  • Phi Beta Lambda
  • Project Rise
  • Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Student Leaders in Community Engagement (SLiCE)
  • Study Abroad
  • Veterans
Learn more about special honors for graduates

Contact Us


Records Office
CCB 1600
Phone: 309-268-8071

Commencement Ceremony

Student Engagement Office
SCB 1606
Phone: 309-268-8026