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Cap and Gown Information

Purchase your cap and gown for the Graduation Ceremony.

A cap and gown are required  to participate in the Graduation Ceremony.

  • Sol in RegaliaA BLUE cap and gown are required to participate in your Graduation Ceremony.
  • Caps and Gowns are available beginning Friday, March 11, 2016 at the CNM Bookstores located at Main Campus, Montoya Campus and Westside Campus.
  • The price for a cap and gown is $39.59.
  • The CNM Bookstore(s) are not allowed to sell a cap and gown to you unless you register to walk in the actual ceremony and obtain a yellow parking permit that is signed by the Student Activities Office.
  • If you haven’t received the on-line registration link, please call the Student Activities Office for more information at (505) 224-3238.
  • You can borrow your friend's cap and gown as long as the cap and gown are the correct color of BLUE.  To verify you have the correct color, please bring the items to a Student Activities Office.
  • Regalia deadlines for faculty and staff.

Bookstore Locations

Caps, gowns, and other graduation items are available at one of the following CNM Bookstore locations:

Main Campus

RPM Building
723 University SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: (505) 243-0457


Hours of operation:
Monday-Thursday,
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am-3:00 pm

Montoya Campus

G Building
4700 Morris NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone: (505) 332-7485


Hours of operation:
Monday-Thursday,
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday CLOSED

Westside Campus

WS1 Room 101
10549 Universe Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
Phone: (505) 898-0265


Hours of operation:
Monday-Thursday,
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday CLOSED

Tassel Placement

Your tassel should be placed on the right side of your cap prior to the actual ceremony. Towards the end of the ceremony, the CNM President will confer you as a graduate and will ask you to place your tassel on the left side of your cap.