Regalia Orders


Options for Ceremony Regalia.

  1. It’s not too late to get a Grad Pack. Includes a cap, tassel and gown rental plus CSU Alumni Association membership. If students order a Grad Pack After October 29, they must pick up a voucher at the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center at regalia distribution (Dec. 13 – 14) to receive their regalia (cap, gown and tassel).
  2. Students who are only interested in renting regalia with no Alumni Association membership or benefits, may purchase regalia at Grad Fest. Cash and card payments will be accepted.

Faculty orders are coordinated by each college office. Colleges or departments work directly with the supplier, Jostens, to place faculty orders.

Regalia Distribution

Students and Faculty

  • Students can pick up their regalia during Grad Fest in the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center on these days:
    • Thursday and Friday, December 13 – 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, cap, gown, and tassel will be available for pick up throughout each ceremony in the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center.
  • Photo ID is required for pick up. Your rental includes cap, gown, and tassel. You must return your gown and hood, but you keep the cap and tassel. (Exception: Doctorate/PVM are required to return their Tam/Cap)

Clear bag policy for Moby Arena

More on the policy

Regalia Returns

All returns will be in the Moby C-wing, the Lory Student Center Information desk and the Smith Alumni Center immediately after the ceremony. Please note that there may be a charge for late returns.

Entrance/Exit for Graduates at Moby

The graduate entrance will be located on the southeast corner of the Auxiliary Gym at Moby Arena. The Auxiliary Gym is the attached building located south of Moby. We ask that all graduating students meet their family and friends outside of Moby following the ceremony, so that CSU is able to prepare the arena for the remaining ceremonies. Please bring only necessary items, as graduates are expected to abide by Moby Arena Policies.

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.

Graduation Announcements and Class Ring Sales

Representatives from CB Grad Announcements (announcements) and Josten’s (class rings) will be present this fall (October 16 – 18at 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 – October 17 – 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

Fall 2018 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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