Alumni & Graduation

Order Graduation Regalia

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.



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.


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.
DNAP Graduates (School of Anesthesia): Your regalia is unique to your program at Missouri State University, and will be custom made just for you based on the measurements provided in the order process. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery.

Honor Cords

Honors cordons/Honors Stoles are not provided by the Bookstore and will be provided by the University at Hammons Student Center, on 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. Visit the Registrar for more information about receiving your Scholastic Honors Cords. 

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 Madeline Pilotto

How To Wear Your Cap & Gown

BearGrad Showing off their new diploma

Fall Grad Fair 2023 

Theme: TBA

When: Oct 4 & 5 2023

Where:  will be located inside of the MSU Bookstore


Grad Fair: The One-Stop Shop for Graduation

Grad Fair is the one-stop shop for everything a student needs to check out before they graduate at Missouri State. BearGrads can check out their Post Grad options, ask campus departments questions, learn about Alumni Perks, network, enjoy snacks, win prizes, and more! Grad Fair is also the first opportunity for BearGrads to buy their cap and gown.

Thank you to all of our past Grad Fair Sponsors!

After Grad Fair, BearGrads will be able to buy their cap and gown online and in-store until the first day of the following semester.