Spring Commencement 2019 Graduate Information

Regalia and Accessories

Pre-order your cap, gown, sash, tassel and grad packs online this spring and pick up in the University Store beginning April 24 at Commencement Kickoff! See below for pricing details. 
 

Grad Packs (Available at Commencement Kickoff only)

Bundle and save!
 
Basic Grad Pack ($6 Savings)
  • Bachelors: $159.50 | Masters: $199
    • Cap, Gown and Tassel
    • Graduation Sash
    • 25 Personalized Announcements
    • 25 Envelope Seals
    • 30 Return Address Labels
Classic Embossed Grad Pack ($16 Savings)
  • Bachelors: $294.50 | Masters: $334
    • Cap, Gown and Tassel
    • Graduation Sash
    • 25 Personalized Announcements
    • 25 Envelope Seals
    • 30 Return Address Labels
    • Classic Embossed Diploma Frame
Classic Medallion Grad Pack ($18 Savings)
  • Bachelors: $307.50 | Masters: $347
    • Cap, Gown and Tassel
    • Graduation Sash
    • 25 Personalized Announcements
    • 25 Envelope Seals
    • 30 Return Address Labels
    • Classic Medallion Diploma Frame
Windsor Tassel Grad Pack ($21 Savings)
  • Bachelors: $349.50 | Masters: $389
    • Cap, Gown and Tassel
    • Graduation Sash
    • 25 Personalized Announcements
    • 25 Envelope Seals
    • 30 Return Address Labels
    • Windsor Tassel Diploma Frame

Regalia and Accessories

  • Bachelors Cap, Gown and Tassel: $43
  • Masters Cap, Gown and Tassel: $83
  • Graduation Sash: $39
  • Announcements Essentials Package: $82
    • 25 Personalized Announcements
    • 25 Envelope Seals
    • 30 Return Address Labels
  • 25 Personalized Announcements: $59
  • 25 Envelope Seals: $12
  • 30 Return Address Labels: $12
  • 5 Additional Announcements: $11
  • 25 Tissue Inserts: $11
  • 25 Thank You Cards: $16
  • Certificate of Appreciations: $9-$19
  • Classic Embossed Diploma Frame: $145
  • Classic Medallion Diploma Frame: $160
  • Windsor Tassel Diploma Frame: $205
  • Class Rings: Starting at $469

Flowers and Gifts

  • Orchid Leis: Single: $33 | Double: $40
  • Roses:  Half Dozen: $15 | Dozen: $30
  • Kukui Nut Lei: $20
  • Commemorative Commencement T-Shirt: $25
  • Commemorative Commencement Sweatshirt: $45

Cap and Gown Portrait Sitting

Please check back in the coming months for more information about spring portraits.
 

Ceremony Photos

View and purchase your official commencement photos taken of you at your ceremony. Prices vary by order.


Ceremony Tickets

Spring 2019 tickets will be distributed to eligible graduates in spring quarter.

  • Tickets are required for all guests attending commencement ceremonies.
  • Tickets are not required for children under the age of 3. Due to seating limitations, we ask that all young children sit on the laps of parents or family members.
  • Tickets are not required for students participating in commencement ceremonies.

Students are responsible for distributing tickets to guests prior to their ceremony. Please note that each ticket is unique and will be scanned upon entry. Duplicating tickets will result in guests being turned away, so please be sure to sure to print individual tickets, not several copies of the same ticket.


Additional Information

Graduate Checklist

Be sure to complete these steps before commencement!

  • Forward your commencement tickets to your guests.
  • Update your Cal Poly Portal with the following information:
    • Mailing address: where you would like your diploma sent
    • Name: how you would like it to appear on your diploma
    • Email: forward your Cal Poly email to a personal account
  • Complete the Graduate Status Report.
  • Connect with your alumni network through Cal Poly Alumni.

Celebrate Responsibly

Cal Poly encourages all grads and guests to have a safe and enjoyable commencement by celebrating responsibly.

Diplomas and Certificates

Learn about diploma information by visiting the Office of the Registrar's Graduation Process page.

A complimentary certificate will be given to each student who participates in a commencement ceremony. For students who misplace their certificate or would like an additional one, please contact the Commencement Office.

Ceremony Programs

Graduates and guests will receive a commemorative commencement program at each ceremony. This program is not an official list of graduates or honors recipients. While the Commencement Office does its best to list all eligible graduates in the program, please note that there is no guarantee that every name will be included.

Senior Gift Campaign

The Senior Gift campaign is a fundraising effort led by current Cal Poly seniors benefiting the health, happiness and wellbeing of Cal Poly students. It's philanthropy at its finest - students helping students.

By making a senior gift, you are telling current students, alumni, our philanthropic community and future students that you believe in Cal Poly. The Senior Gift campaign goes directly to current and future students in need through Cal Poly Cares.

College Colors

The tassel color each graduate wears represents the discipline in which they studied. Bachelor's candidates wear tassels on the right side of the mortarboard and Master's candidates wear tassels on the left side.

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
All degrees | Maize

College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Architecture | Blue Violet
Architectural Engineering | Orange
All other degrees | Brown

Orfalea College of Business
Industrial Technology | Sapphire Blue
All other degrees | Drab

College of Engineering
All degrees | Orange

College of Liberal Arts
All degrees | White

College of Science and Mathematics
Kinesiology | Sage Green
All other degrees | Golden Yellow

Extended Education
All degrees | White

The velvet border on a master's candidate's hood represents the subject in which the degree is earned, while the lining and chevron colors represent the university granting the degree. Cal Poly's colors are represented with green lining and gold chevrons.

Commencement Fee

Effective Fall 2015, a mandatory commencement fee will be automatically charged to all eligible graduates and all student who have achieved 75% degree completion. The fee will be charged to the student's account. The commencement fee covers the cost of all commencement-related services, resources, events, staffing and all programmatic elements of the commencement experience from beginning to end. For further details, please visit the Student Accounts website.

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