Regalia Orders

A Grad Pack includes a cap, gown, and tassel rental PLUS Alumni Association membership. Go to the Alumni Association to order: Grad Pack webpage.

Note: Students who purchase a Grad Pack after April 1, must pick up a voucher during Grad Fest at the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center before entering cap and gown distribution to receive regalia.

Faculty orders are coordinated by each college office. Colleges or departments work directly with the supplier, Jostens, to place faculty orders. Contact: Clay Rogers: (970) 617-5970,

Regalia Distribution (for Students and Faculty)

  • All regalia distribution will take place at Grad Fest in the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center on the following days:
    • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 15 – 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday, Saturday and Sunday: regalia will be available for pick up prior to each commencement ceremony line up in the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center.
  • Photo ID is required for pick up. Your rental includes cap, gown, and tassel. Regalia will not be mailed to you. You must return the gown. Bachelor’s and master’s graduates keep the cap and tassel. Doctorate students keep the tassel. Option to buy additional items at Grad Fest.

Regalia Returns

All returns are in the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center all days of commencement; returns in Moby C-Wing (Intramural Gym) and the Lory Student Center Information Desk occur immediately following the commencement ceremonies in those locations.

Diploma Covers

Graduates will receive a complimentary diploma cover at Commencement. The actual diplomas will be mailed to graduates six to eight weeks after commencement. For those unable to attend the ceremony, diploma covers are available at the Registrar’s Office (at no charge) but if you prefer to have a cover mailed, simply submit a “Diploma Request Form” (found on the CSU Registrar’s Office website) to Note that $5.00 per cover is required to cover the postal fee for U.S. addresses.

Clear bag policy for Moby Arena

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Graduation Announcements and Class Ring Sales

Representatives from CB Grad Announcements (announcements) and Josten’s (class rings) will be present this spring (February 19 – 21at the Lory Student Center Flea Market area (outside the University Bookstore) to take advanced, customized orders. After the fair, announcement orders may be placed at or by calling 800-433-0296. Customized orders are returned within seven days of being ordered.

The Grad Fair itself, sponsored by the Bookstore, will be one day only – February 20 – from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Lory Student Center Flea Market).

Generic announcements (non-personalized announcements) may be purchased at the University Bookstore at any time.

Onsite Photography

GradImages will be the onsite photographer at most ceremonies (excluding ROTC Commissionings). You can review photos for purchase online the week after commencement at Or, if you would like to receive an e-mail when your graduate’s photos are available, please visit

Commencement Parking

Commencement and commissioning ceremonies are at two venues — Lory student Center and Moby Arena. Visit the Parking for Commencement and Commissionings webpage for more information.

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