Alumni & Graduation

BearGrad Showing off their new diploma

Spring Grad Fair 2022 

Theme: 

When: ​​​​​​​

March 9 & 10, 2022

Where: 

PSU Ballroom 

Grad Fair: The One-Stop Shop for Graduation

Grad Fair is the one-stop shop for everything a student needs to graduate at Missouri State. BearGrads can ask representatives from campus departments questions, check out Grad School options, learn about Alumni Perks, network, enjoy snacks, play games, win prizes, and more!

Grad Fair is the the first opportunity for BearGrads to buy their cap and gown. The day after Grad Fair, BearGrads will be able to buy their cap and gown online or in-store until the first day of the following semester. 

Honor Cords

Honors cordons/Honors Stoles are not provided by the Bookstore, and will be provided by the University at Hammons Student Center, the day of Commencement. Honor Cords are only provided at the Ceremony, and are available for pick up when you arrive at the Arena and check in at Hammons Student Center for your Commencement ceremony. ​​​​​​​Contact the Office of the Registrar for more information about which Honors Cords you will be receiving. 

Regalia & Announcements Ordering Information

  • You can purchase a Masters & Undergraduate cap, gown and tassel from the Bookstore in-store or online.
  • Graduation Announcements can be shipped to your home address.
    • Please allow 10-15 business days for announcement production and delivery time.
  • If you are not able to attend the Graduation Celebration, you can still purchase a cap, gown, and tassel. 
  • Faculty & Staff: Contact Karen Foster in the PSU Administration Office, PSU 401 with Faculty & Staff regalia questions or concerns. 

On Graduation Day, caps, gowns, stoles, and tassels are also sold at the Commencement Ceremony Check in Hammons Student Center, one hour prior to your ceremony. 

If you have questions or concerns while ordering your Undergraduate or Masters regalia, please contact the Bookstore. If you have questions or concerns regarding a special order for your Undergraduate, Masters, or Doctoral regalia, please contact Jennifer Douglas

How To Wear Your Cap & Gown

Order Graduation Regalia

Bachelor's

Students receiving their bachelor's degree are required to wear a maroon cap and gown with a maroon and white tassel. Bachelor's regalia is not available for rent.

Master's & Specialist

Students receiving their master's or specialist degree are required to wear a black cap, a gown (which has different sleeves from a bachelor's gown), an all-maroon tassel, and a velveteen hood in the color of their degree. Master's regalia is not available for rent.

Doctorate

Those receiving their doctorate degree will wear a black doctoral robe, a velvet hood, a gold tassel, and a velveteen hood in the color of their degree. Doctorate regalia is not available for rent.