Ordering Your Cap & Gown

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What type of regalia do I need to participate?

As an undergrad there are three things you need to remember: cap, gown, and tassel! Graduate students with a Masters or Doctorate will need a bit more. Ethnic regalia is welcomed at commencement!

Do you have questions about what regalia is or what you should be wearing? This is the simple breakdown of the required items:

Bachelor - Cap, Bachelor Gown, Tassel in your school/colleges color

Masters - Cap, Master's Gown, Hood & Tassel in your school/colleges color

Doctorate - PhD Cap & Gown, Hood in your school/colleges color, and Gold Tassel

Other regalia items are optional such as the stole of gratitude, affinity stoles and cords, etc. The stole of gratitude is available for purchase as individual items or as part of a package. 

Where can I buy my cap & gown?

Starting Monday, May 21st, items will be available exclusively through the University Market located on the 1st floor of Smith. Herff Jones is our academic regalia partner.

Graduates can purchase items on-site by visiting the University Market in-person (located on the first floor of the Smith Memorial Student Union). Items will be available for sale until Friday, June 15th. Both cash and card are accepted.

All regalia is only available for purchase (PSU does not offer rentals) and is final sale.

Only need a tassel? Tassels are available for purchase as individual items available for purchase at our 2018 Graduation Fairs as well as through the University Market (1st floor of Smith) starting May 19th.

If I ordered online for 'on-campus pick up' where will my items be?

Orders placed for on-campus pick up will be available for students at our 2018 Graduation Fairs on May 16th and 17th.

Miss Grad Fair? Any orders placed online or through the University Market that were not picked up at Grad Fair are available for pick-up at the University Market on the first floor of Smith Memorial Student Union. Their store hours are from 10am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Please bring your ID.

Please note: Pick-up is not immediate, as storage in the market is limited. They will take down your information and text you when your order is ready for pick-up.

Items left after Friday, June 15th will be taken to the graduate line-up space at the Viking Pavilion and Moda Center.

Can I decorate my cap?

Of course! Need inspiration? View our 2017 PSU Commencement photo album on the Portland State Facebook page.

Where can I buy announcements, frames, class rings, etc? 

2018 Graduates can purchase graduation items such as class rings, announcements, and frames online through our Herff Jones Online Store.