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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, 1-year membership to the Mizzou Alumni Association and a commemorative medallion (that can be worn at commencement) for $79.99. This is student chargeable for your convenience.
Caps are one-size-fits-all. X-small and X-large caps are available at request. Plus size guideline:
  • Plus 1 – 4’9”-5’5” (over 200 lbs.)
  • Plus 2 – 5’6”-5’11” (over 275 lbs.)
  • Plus 3 – 6’1”-6’5” (over 325 lbs.)
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, School of Health Professions (SHP) and School of Journalism. Please contact your department for all other honor cords and pins.
Yes, the cap, gown, and tassel can be purchased on their own. To receive the medallion and Alumni Association membership, you must purchase the Grad Pack. To buy items separately, please shop in store or order by phone.
Please check with your department.
Yes, but please be aware that all official University of Missouri bachelor gowns feature custom embroidery on the front tabs. Master gowns feature the custom embroidery tabs plus gold cording on the front of the gown.
Wear one tassel only. If walking in more than one ceremony wear the color of tassel corresponding with that college.

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, Master, and Doctorate degrees online and in the gift department of The Mizzou Store.
Following are specifications for the University of Missouri diplomas:
  • 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 University Frames or through Church Hill Classics for Graduate and school-specific programs. All diplomas are printed in portrait style.

Purchasing & Shipping

Regalia is available for pick up from Graduation Kickoff until the Monday after commencement at the Gifts & Grad Desk in The Mizzou Store. Web orders will be sent after Graduation Kickoff.
Caps and gowns for Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees must be purchased from The Mizzou Store. Only faculty regalia can be rented.
Yes, you can student charge your regalia.
Order online if you would like the regalia shipped to you. It is not necessary to pre-order as we have everything in stock. Regalia can be picked up from the Graduation Kickoff event until commencement at the Gifts & Grad Desk in 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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