We are so proud of you! Now that you are graduating you are going to need to know a few things to make your special day go off without a hitch. Check out the tips below to make your graduation hassle-free.

Regalia Requirements

Graduates and degree candidates participating in ceremonies are required to wear FSU customized regalia available exclusively through the FSU Bookstore and Herff Jones.  The caps and gowns were created specifically for FSU and available for rental or purchase.  You may not wear borrowed regalia or regalia purchased from alternative vendors. Decorated caps are not permitted, and you will not be allowed to participate in a ceremony with a decorated cap.

Renting Your Cap & Gown

Rental Orders may be placed on the Herff Jones website. Any late orders will be assessed an expedited shipping fee. For ordering deadlines and details, check the Herff Jones website.

Purchasing Your Cap & Gown

If you would like to purchase your regalia, you may do so through the FSU Bookstore website or in person at the FSU Bookstore. Please note that regalia purchases are custom-tailored and will take up to 8 weeks to create and ship.

Rental Gown Return

Items rented through the Herff Jones website may be returned with the pre-paid label provided in the original package or directly to the FSU Bookstore during normal business hours.

  • Bachelor: Keep your cap & tassel, return your gown
  • Master: Keep your cap and tassel, return your gown and hood
  • Doctor & Ph.D.: Return all rented items


All announcement orders may be placed on the Herff Jones website. Announcement packages are available with cap & gown rentals.

Class Rings

Balfour is the official FSU class ring provider. For further information on ordering and delivery times, visit

Honor Cords

Honor cords are ordered by your college and distributed on the day of commencement. Please contact the commencement office at (850) 644-1050 for additional information.

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