Graduation FAQ

Questions about what you need for graduation? We can help. See below for answers to your questions regarding announcements, regalia, class rings, diploma frames and more.

The Graduation Kickoff is held the first Tuesday and Wednesday in March and October.

Caps & Gowns

The bachelor grad pack includes a gown, cap, tassel, complimentary Mizzou made t-shirt and a 1-year membership to the Mizzou Alumni Association. The cost is $74.99.
Graduation caps are one-size-fits-all, but we do have a limited supply of larger sizes available. XL and 2XL gowns are available. We will be happy to special order a gown.
No, there is a difference between the master’s and bachelor’s gowns. The master’s gown has a different sleeve and gold piping down the front of the gown.
Honor cords are available for the College of Engineering and School of Health Professions (SHP) students. Students should contact their departments for all other honor cords and pins.
Tassels can be purchased separately for $3.99 and caps for $4.99. The gown is not available separately.
Please check with your department.
No, all graduates will walk in custom embroidered gowns.
If the majors are in different colleges, two tassels can be worn

Rings & Announcements

Custom printed graduation announcements can be ordered online from our official partner, CB Graduation Announcements or from a representative during our Graduation Kickoff events . Generic announcements are available with pre-printed graduation dates/times/locations. The graduate's name can be inserted in the announcement and the ceremony information can be circled.
Balfour/CB is our official partner for graduation announcements; however, customers may order from any company. Be sure to check out the Graduation & Commencement page to confirm that you have the correct graduation date, time, and location.
Thank you notes are available from Balfour/CB Grad. Also, our gift department carries many styles of thank you note cards.
Class rings can be ordered directly from Balfour.com. Sample rings are on display in the gifts department of The Mizzou Store. During the Graduation Kickoff events, a representative from Balfour will be available to answer questions and take orders.

Diploma Frames

Yes, we have diploma frames for Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD’s online and in the gift department of The Mizzou Store.
No, not all of the diplomas are the same size. Here are the specifications:
  • Bachelor's, Master's, education specialist degree or certificate: 8 1/2" X 11"
  • Doctorate: 13 3/4" X 16 3/4"
Frames can be ordered through Church Hill Classics for Graduate and school-specific programs. All diplomas are printed in portrait style.
A Uploma is a new, unique and personalized desktop diploma that can be ordered online through Uploma.

Purchasing & Shipping

Regalia is available several days prior to the Graduation Kickoffs and until the Monday after commencement. The grad area is set up in the lower level of The Mizzou Store near the Textbook Information Desk. Graduation regalia will be available to purchase online a few days before the Graduation Kickoff.
Caps and gowns for Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees must be purchased from The Mizzou Store. Faculty regalia can be rented.
Yes, you can student charge your regalia.
No, regalia can be picked up the Graduation Kickoff and at the Grad Desk located in the lower level of The Mizzou Store.
The shipping rates are the same for any item at The Mizzou Store. These rates can be found on our Shipping Information page.
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