Purchasing Regalia

Students who participate in the Commencement exercise MUST wear a black cap and gown. Reservations are not required for graduation regalia.  There are sizes available for all graduates at the Bemidji State University Bookstore on campus. If you are receiving an honors medallion, that can be picked up at the Sanford Center prior to the ceremony on May 6.

Regalia can be purchased through the BSU Bookstore by calling them at (218) 444-8509 between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm, it is not available for purchase online.

The Bemidji State University Bookstore will open early on commencement day for the convenience of graduates still needing to pick up caps and gowns. Store hours on Friday, May 6, 2022, will be 8 a.m.–3 p.m

Use this Graduation Cap and Gown Order Form to order your regalia today.

2022 Pricing

  • Bachelor Cap/Gown/Tassel package: $52.50
  • Master Cap/Gown/Tassel package: $57.00
  • Master Hood: $43.80 Hood colors/majors
  • Souvenir Tassel (green and white): $7.00

History of Academic Regalia

The academic regalia – gown, hood, and hat – are adapted from the habits and gowns worn by medieval monks and priests, founders of the university, and collegiate practices in Europe.  Click to learn more about the history of Academic Regalia.