Grad Fair

Grad Fair Event

Grad Fair is a biannual event held at MSU Bookstore for upcoming graduates of Montana State University.
Each semester MSU Bookstore gathers the Office of the Registrar, Alumni Foundation, Financial Education Office, MSU Grad School, and other
essential MSU departments to make sure our grads have the best commencement and post-grad experience possible! At Grad fair
you can expect to RSVP to commencement, get your cap, gown, and tassel, connect with MSU Grad School programs, get your alumni gear, and more!
Durring Grad Fair you can also get your regalia for FREE with the purchase of a diploma frame! ALSO get the chance to win
a FREE DIPLOMA FRAME by entering our Grad Fair Raffle! We can't wait to see you there!

Commencement Information

Returns on regalia can be made up until two weeks before the ceremony. Returns require
the items to be in the same conditionas when purchased, and you must have your receipt.

Basic regalia for undergrads consist of a cap, gown, tassel, and an optional stole.

Masters and Doctorates regalia consist of cap/tam, gown, tassel and hood.
Each hood color represents a different degree, please ask your degree department which hood color you need!
If you are in a dual program or are graduating with mutiple degrees (wow you're smart!),
then you may choose which hood color you would like to wear, but you cannot wear two.

Although completely optional, our Montana State stole has special significance in the MSU Community.
After the ceremony, the graduate may gift their "stole of graditude" to either a faculty member, family member,
or close friend who supported them or had an impact on their academic career.

Tassle Colors
Black is for Masters graduates AND all Bachelor graduates with a GPA of 3.24 and below
Royal Blue is Bachelors with a GPA of 3.25-3.69
New Gold is for Bachelors with a GPA of 3.7 and above.
Old Gold is for all Doctorates