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Graduation - Cap and Gown

New Regalia

You must wear full academic regalia to participate in the commencement ceremony! All students are required to wear our new, customized regalia available exclusively through the FSU Bookstore and online through Herff Jones. These new caps and gowns were created specifically for FSU; thus, you may not wear borrowed regalia or regalia purchased from alternative vendors. Our regalia is available for rental or purchase.

Ordering Regalia & Announcements

Grad Fair. The FSU Bookstore will host the Fall 2022 Grad Fair on September 19 and 20, 2022 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A Herff Jones representative will be available to assist you with orders for gowns, rings, and announcements.

Online Orders. You may place your order online at http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_fsu/ until November 4. Graduates are encouraged to order their caps and gowns sooner rather than later to allow ample time for your order to be delivered. If you have questions, contact the FSU Bookstore at (850) 644-0832.

Purchasing Regalia. If you want to purchase regalia, orders can be placed with the FSU Bookstore at https://www.bkstr.com/floridastatestore/shop/graduation. Submit your order as soon as possible because it can take six to eight weeks to process custom orders.

Please reach out to the bookstore at (850) 644-0832 to inquire about expediting availability and applicable fees.

Announcements. Graduation announcements are available as a package with your cap and gown or can be purchased separately at http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_fsu/.

Participating in the Ceremony

Approved Regalia. Decorated caps are not permitted! You may not participate in the ceremony with a decorated cap. Marshals will remove improper attire, signs, and insignia. Any damage to mortarboards will result in a $45.00 fee for cap replacement. Please reference this tassel color-swatch sheet that provides examples of the tassel colors traditionally associated with the various academic disciplines.

Bachelor's Candidate Tassel:

Wear the tassel on right side of the cap until degrees are conferred. Move the tassel to left when the President directs you to do so.

Master's and Specialist's Candidate Tassel:

Gowns fasten at the neck, and hoods drape down the back. Wear your tassel on the left. For instructions on how to wear your hood, please visit https://herff.ly/HowToWearMasters.

Doctoral Candidate Tassel:

Gowns fasten at the neck, and hoods drape down the back. Wear your tassel on the left. For instructions on how to wear your hood, please visit https://herff.ly/HowToWearDoctorate.

IMPORTANT: You may wear only approved cords or medallions denoting academic achievement with your regalia. No unapproved medallions, stoles, cords, leis, etc., will be permitted. If you have questions concerning your honor's status, please call the Graduation Office at (850) 644-1050.

Requesting a Refund or Returning Regalia

Requesting a Refund. If you cannot participate in the ceremony, contact the FSU Bookstore to request a refund prior to your ceremony.

Returning Rented Regalia. All rental orders will include prepaid shipping labels so you can ship your gown back to Herff Jones after your ceremony.