Alumni & Graduation

BearGrad Showing off their new diploma

Fall Grad Fair 2021 

Theme: 

​​​​​​​TBD

When: 

October

Where: 

Plaster Student Union Ballroom

Grad Fair: The One-Stop Shop for Graduation

Every semester the Missouri State University Bookstore hosts Grad Fair to connect Missouri State BearGrads with every resource they need to prepare them for Graduation. We invite local businesses, community organizations, and multiple departments on campus to answer questions and offer their services. Grad Fair is the first opportunity for BearGrads to buy their cap, gown & stole. 

Graduation Links

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.

Ordering information

  • Purchase your cap and gown at the bookstore or online. 
  • 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 and gown at the bookstore. 
  • On Graduation Day, caps and gowns are sold at Hammons Student Center, one hour prior to your ceremony.
  • Pay by credit card, check, cash or by student charge at the bookstore. 
  • All orders must be paid in full when order is placed.
  • Honors cordons/stoles will be provided by the University at Hammons Student Center, the day of Commencement.