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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.

Please check our website for specific dates and times for the Grad Kick Off.
Regalia is available beginning the day of Grad Kick Off until the Friday before commencement. Limited gown sizes and accessories are available at the ceremony for emergency situations.
Rental regalia is only available to doctoral candidates.
No, there is a difference between the master’s and bachelor’s gowns. The master’s gown has a different sleeve. You will not be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony if you are not wearing the regalia appropriate to your degree.
Graduation caps are one-size-fits-most, but we do have a limited supply of larger sizes available.
Yes, you can student charge your regalia.
No, regalia can be picked up in the UMSL Triton Store during regular store hours.
The Triton Store does not carry any honors cords. If you belong to the Pierre Laclede Honors College, they will be provided to you from the Honors College office prior to commencement. All other honor cords are sold by each honor society. 
Yes, we have diploma frames for bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
The shipping rates are the same for any item at The Triton Store. These rates can be found here.
Yes, we have a limited number of larger sizes. If you do need a larger size please request one as early as possible
There are generic announcements available that students can print themselves available in the store. Custom-printed announcements can be ordered online from Jostens. Representatives from Jostens will be on hand to assist graduates in filling out the graduation announcement forms during Grad Kick Off.
Only if they want to participate in both the commencement ceremonies.
For additional information about announcements, contact Jostens.
Our official partner is Jostens, but you can order from other sources. To confirm that you have the correct graduation date, time, and location please visit the UMSL Commencement page. We can’t guarantee any other companies work or provide you with customer service for any company other than Jostens.
Samples are available during Grad Kick Off and Ring Days. Jostens will have representatives available at the Grad Kick Off. You can also check Jostens website or call 800-854-7464 for more information.
No, not all of the diplomas are the same size. Here are the specifications:
  • Bachelor’s, master’s, Phd & EdD: 8.5” x 11”
  • Optometry: 11” x 14”