Frequently Asked Questions

Grad FAQs

Grad Fair

Each year the Grad Fair is held at the OSU Beaver Store to kick off graduation season! This is your first chance to purchase your commencement regalia. Jostens will be onsite to help take care of all your announcements and class rings. The Registrar, Alumni Association and others will be in attendance to answer questions and help meet all your commencement needs.

This year's event will be held on April 23rd and 24th from 10am-4pm. The Grad shop will open up on April 25th in store and online for those of you that can't make it to the fair. We will be selling regalia throughout the spring term. Contact us at

General Information

Have questions about Commencement? Visit for information about the registration deadline, ceremony information, steps to graduate and other FAQs.

Regalia can be purchased at the OSU Beaver Store starting with our Grad Fair and will be available to purchase in store from April 23rd until Commencement. Online orders to be shipped or held for pick up can be placed starting April 25th until May 26th.

Required regalia includes the gown, cap and college colored tassel for Bachelor students. Bachelor students can take advantage of the package deal by also purchasing the Stole of Gratitude. Quantities are limited so make sure  you get yours as soon as they become available! Required regalia for Masters and PhD students includes gown, cap, hood and tassel. Gowns and hoods vary by degree.

All regalia returns/exchanges must be in same condition with all original packaging, tags attached and original receipt. Last day to return/exchange is June 9th, 2016.

Stole of Gratitude

Every graduate has special people in their life who have provided invaluable emotional, moral, or financial support. The Stole of Gratitude is a lasting tribute to those people who have shaped their life, such as family and friends, professors, advisors or fellow students.

The Stole of Gratitude is a lasting symbol of appreciation, and a fitting way for graduates to pay special tribute to those people who have shaped their life. The new graduate presents The Stole and places it around the neck of the recipient as a gesture of appreciation. This can be done prior to or following the ceremony, or during other commemorative gatherings. More than one Stole may be given if there are multiple people that the graduate would like to thank.

Graduates are encouraged to write a message in this card and include it with The Stole of Gratitude. Those presented with The Stole will never forget the gratitude and symbolism connected to it.

Official Ring/Announcements

The official ring of Oregon State University captures the spirit of tradition and excellence that has bound Beaver men and women together for generations. Announce and recognize your achievement while saying thank you to someone who helped you along the way. The graduation announcement offerings from our partner, Jostens, is the perfect way to say you're done!


The OSU Beaver Store is your official center for graduation regalia. For more information contact


You must be a current Student, Staff or Faculty member of OSU in order to purchase all Apple products. Please bring in your OSU ID with you when picking up. Payment will only be accepted from the qualifying individual. Questions? Please use "Message" box below.