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Regalia And Diplomas

Academic Regalia


Regalia will be available for purchase at the Boise State Bookstore on starting on April 8th   If regalia is not purchased by Monday – April 27th, a late fee of $10 will be charged by the Bookstore.

The Grad Fair will be held from 10am to 5pm on April 7th in the Hatch Ballroom – Student Union Building.  Graduates can pick up their regalia at that time and film “Shout-Outs” (Trueblood Room) to family and friends thanking them for their support. There will be an additional day of filming for Shout-Outs on April 15 from 10am to 2pm in Hatch B – Student Union.   Shout-Outs will be shown before commencement begins on May 9, 2015.

Come get your Grad Box at the Grad Fair –  Grad Boxes come with a discount on cap and gown and 1 year Alumni Association membership. $75 gets you your Cap, Gown, and Grad Box if you are graduating with a bachelor’s degree; $110 is the price for master’s degrees.  For more information go to:

The Alumni Association will also be hosting a Cap Decorating Party on April 28th.  Please visit the following link for all the details.

Make a Difference – Donate Regalia after Commencement

Frank Church High School is an alternative public secondary school in Boise, Idaho, operated by the Boise School District. Frank Church graduates roughly 150 students each semester. All of the students are considered “at risk” by the District. Issues like food insecurity and homelessness are daily struggles for many of these kids. Despite their hard work, many of these students do not walk in their graduation ceremony because they simply cannot afford the $25.00 cap and gown.

You can help by donating your regalia after commencement. Collection boxes will be available at the post commencement reception until 2 p.m.  Your donation will help provide a solution for Frank Church graduates for years to come. More information about Frank Church High School can be found at


Graduation honors are awarded to students receiving at least a 3.5 GPA in their first undergraduate degree. Honors are awarded on the basis of all semesters completed. Eligible students can purchase an honor cord when they buy their regalia at the Boise State Bookstore.

Students not eligible for graduation honors include students earning a second degree, and post-baccalaureate graduates.


Full regalia is required for participation in the ceremony. Faculty may order their regalia online from Josten’s. Deadline to order will be in October/November.

University Policy requires that a minimum of 33 percent of each department be present at each graduation ceremony.

Personalized Announcements

Balfour – Boise State University Graduation Announcements and Commemorative Products are available from balfour. balfour offers several announcement styles that can be personalized with your unique achievements. Orders are processed quickly and arrive within a couple of days. To order Graduation Announcements or learn more, visit: Boise State University Graduation Announcements or call toll free 1-877-896-9399. Friday 9 AM – 5 PM  Pacific Time.

Jostens – Order your personalized Boise State graduation announcements at or by phone 1-800-854-7464.  You may also order with the Jostens representative at the Grad Fair. Your announcements will be customized with your name, degree, major, minor, and honors if applicable.


Because grades are due after commencement, candidates will receive an empty diploma cover during the ceremony. Diplomas for graduates will be mailed.

Winter Graduates – Diplomas will be mailed late January or early February.

Spring Graduates – Diplomas will be mailed in late June.

You must keep your mailing address current, especially if your address will change after graduation. You can update your mailing address on myBoiseState or by calling the Registrar’s Office at 426-4249.