Caps, Gowns and More

Graduation Information for Medical Center Students:
Students from Doisy College of Health Sciences, the School of Nursing, and the School of Medicine, can purchase graduation products online at

Graduation Information for PhD and EdD Students:
All PhD and EdD students are e-mailed order information for caps and gowns.  If you have not received information, please contact the bookstore at (314) 531-7925 for further assistance.

Information for All Other Graduates:
Please purchase all graduation products from Saint Louis University's Barnes and Noble Bookstore.

Graduation Fair is the primary time that caps, gowns and tassels are distributed. Students can purchase their cap and gown or pick up online orders during this event. The Graduation Fair for the Commencement has been set as follows:

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2016
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2016
  • 12:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016

In addition, representatives are available to assist students with announcements, rings, frames and other graduation-related merchandise. Many University departments also have representatives present to answer questions. If you are unable to attend the Graduation Fair, please call 314-531-7925 or email

  • Caps and Gown 
    Caps and gowns are keepsakes and made of a high-quality material. All undergraduate gowns are purchased, not rented. This eliminates the need for separate measuring and pick-up dates and the inconvenience of having to return the unit after commencement. You can place your order online for the bachelor and master regalia from January 11 through March 11, 2016. If you choose not to order online, please plan to attend the graduation fair to purchase your regalia.  
  • Honors Cords, Tassels and More 
    Honors recognition items (cords, tassels, stoles, etc.) are given out by some academic programs, honor societies and student organizations. Contact your academic department or student organizations for more information and to see if you qualify. Please read the University's policy on academic attire.
  • Announcements
    Students will receive 10 free, non-personalized invitations when they purchase their cap and gown during the Graduation Fair. Custom personalized announcements may be purchased anytime in the Saint Louis University Barnes & Noble Bookstore, online at or by calling toll-free 800-433-0296.
  • Rings
    Class rings are a timeless symbol of your achievements at Saint Louis University. Balfour rings are available in the bookstore at all times, online at Balfour or during the Graduation Fair. You can also order by phone (toll free): 877-BALFOUR.
  • Diploma Frames
    Diploma frames are available in the bookstore year-round.

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