Graduation Regalia Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: When can I order my cap & gown?
A: Orders can be placed and shipped via the USU Campus Store website now thru 5pm on April 29th, or picked up at the Grad Fair at the Campus Store March 15th & 16th from 9am-5pm.
Q: What is a stole or Stole of Gratitude?
A: The Stole is a symbol of love, appreciation, and accomplishment as a way for graduates to demonstrate their appreciation for those who helped make their dream of a college education possible. The graduating student traditionally wears it during the commencement ceremony. Afterwards, the Stole is presented to someone who provided extraordinary help or support. For more information about the Stole of Gratitude, check out this site.
Q: How do I find what college I am in?
A: Find your degree on the Utah State University list of Colleges and Departments website.
Q: How can I order personalized announcements?
A: Personalized announcements can be purchased from our affiliate at Balfour CB Graduation Announcements.
Q: What do the generic announcements say?
A: These announcements contain the Utah State University 2016 Commencement Schedule and a message that reads: “The Utah State Board of Regents, the Board of Trustees, the Faculty, and Graduating Class of Utah State University announce the One Hundred and Twenty-nineth Commencement on Friday, the sixth day of May and Saturday, the seventh day of May two thousand sixteen. Dee Glen Smith Spectrum Logan, Utah”
Q: Can I pickup my cap & gown at the store?
A: Orders can be placed via our website or by attending the Grad Fair held in our Logan store on March 15th and 16th from 9am to 5pm. Pre-orders placed via our website will be available for in-store pickup after 12:00pm on Wednesday, March 16th. After 5pm on April 29th, all orders are available for in-store pickup only.
Q: Do you have packages for those graduating with Associate degrees?
A: Yes. Associates wear the same gowns as bachelors, but will have a black tassel instead of the College color. When ordering gowns for an Associate, simply select the "Bachelor" package and indicate "Associate" in place of the College color. Those picking up gowns during the Grad Fair on March 15th & 16th should go to Customer Service instead of in the regular order line.
Q: I attend one of the Regional Campuses and will be attending Graduation at our local Campus. What is different for me?
A: Tassel colors may be different, depending on your location. Contact your local counselor to verify what color you may need. For USU-E students, packages are available for purchase in the Price store. Please visit http://eastern.usu.edu/price for details.
Q: Why does the website require my Height, Weight, and College?
A: Height and weight is used to determine the appropriate size and length of the gown. Each USU College is represented by a specific color tassel. Masters and doctorates require only the black tassel for commencement services. Colored tassels can be purchased separately and individually.
Q: Where can I purchase a frame for my diploma?
A: Diploma frames can be purchased in our Campus Store as well as online. Frames are 25% off during the Grad Fair on March 15th & 16th. Custom diploma frames can also be purchased through our affiliate at University Frames, Inc.
Q: Do the prices change as we get closer to Graduation?
A: Prices on caps and gowns increase as we get closer to Graduation. Order early to lock in your best price.
If purchased by March 16th:
- Bachelor package: $39.99
- Master package: $54.99
- PHD package: $64.99
After March 16th through Graduation Day:
- Bachelor package: $49.99
- Master package: $64.99
- PHD package: $74.99
Q: Whom can I contact for more information?
A: Please call (800) 662-3950 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.