Regalia and Accessories

Skip the lines and pre-order your Spring 2018 Commencement regalia and accessories today! Caps, gowns, tassels, sashes and diploma frames will be available for both pre-order pickup and in-store purchase in the University Store beginning April 25, 2018. All announcement orders will begin shipping after April 20, 2018.
 
Did You Know? $1 of all Spring 2018 cap and gown purchases made at the University Store will support the Senior Gift Campaign! If you would like to personally donate to the Senior Gift and leave your legacy, please visit giving.calpoly.edu/seniorgift.
 
Don't forget to stop by Commencement Kickoff, happening April 25-26 in the UU Plaza and University Store, to celebrate commencement season, speak to regalia vendors and enjoy free food and prizes!
 
 

Pre-Order a Grad Pack

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

Pre-Order Individual Regalia Items 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

Pre-Order Flowers and Leis

Pre-order your bouquets and leis and pickup at your commencement ceremony!

The deadline for pre-ordering is June 13, 2018. After that date, you can fulfill your floral needs at any of the 9 sales locations conveniently at and around Alex G. Spanos Stadium during your commencement ceremony on June 16-17, 2018.

  • Orchid Leis: Single: $30 | Double: $40
  • Rose:  Half Dozen: $20 | Dozen: $30
  • Kukui Lei with Graduation Year: $30
  • Plush Teddy Bear: $20
  • Deluxe Spring Bouquet: $20

Book a Cap and Gown Portrait Sitting

Book your portrait date and time and choose a sitting package:

  • Traditional Sitting: $12*
    • 8 poses in cap and gown with close-ups and diploma poses.
  • Supreme Sitting: $17*
    • 4 poses in business attire and 8 poses in cap and gown with close-ups and diploma poses.
*Please note that you are purchasing a non-refundable sitting appointment. Prints and products sold separately.
 


Spring 2018 Ceremony Tickets

Beginning April 23, eligible students will receive an email from the Cal Poly Ticket Office (tickets@calpoly.edu) with a link to claim up to 10 free commencement tickets. 

  • Tickets are required for all guests attending the commencement ceremonies located in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
  • Tickets are not required for children under the age of 3. Do 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 the main commencement ceremonies.

Students are responsible for distributing tickets to guests prior to their ceremony. At each entrance gate, guests can present their ticket in either printed form or on a mobile device. Please note that each ticket is unique and will be scanned before entrance into a ceremony. 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 tickets are not available for purchase. Students who wish to receive more than 10 commencements tickets can complete the official Cal Poly Spring Commencement 2018 Additional Ticket Request. 

Please note that additional tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Commencement Office does its best to accommodate all requests, however, there is no guarantee that you will receive the full amount of additional tickets requested.


Diplomas

A complimentary diploma will be mailed to the students permanent address upon completion of all degree requirements. Additional diplomas can be ordered through the University Store at (805) 756-5322. Each additional diploma cost $15. Expedited shipping is available for an additional cost.

After the degree is posted, it will take approximately three weeks for delivery to your address.

For information regarding what is listed on the diploma, how to update your mailing address or the status of your degree, please contact the Evaluations Office at (805) 756-2396 or evaluations@calpoly.edu.


Certificates

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.


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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