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.

Purchasing Regalia

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.

2022 Pricing

  • Bachelor Cap/Gown/Tassel package: TBD
  • Master Cap/Gown/Tassel package: TBD
  • Master Hood: TBD Hood colors/majors
  • Souvenir Tassel (green and white): TBD

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.