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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Graduation Photos & Gifts

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For your convenience, GradImages™ will be taking individual and group portraits for graduates and their families in the Myers Field House Graduate line-up area 1 hour prior to each ceremony. [PDF] See map for location (833 KiB). No appointment is necessary and portrait sittings are free. GradImages™ will also be taking three candid photographs of you at your Commencement ceremony

  • Prior to you crossing the stage
  • Holding a diploma cover before going up to the stage
  • Shaking hands with the President

Grad Images offer

You will receive a free, passport-sized digital proof of these photos on an order card in the mail within 5-7 days of the ceremony. Graduates, pre-register your email, friends and family email addresses and get $5 off orders of $25 or more. Grad Images will contact you as soon as your photos are available for online viewing and ordering. You may place orders or obtain answers to questions at or 1-800-261-2576. There is no obligation to purchase, and GradImages™ guarantees complete satisfaction.


You may purchase general graduation announcements directly from Barnes and Noble at Minnesota State or you can order announcements, customized with your name, online from National Recognition Products.

Diploma Frames

You may purchase special Minnesota State Mankato diploma frames directly from Barnes and Noble at Minnesota State or online from Framing Success.

Class RingWomens RingMens ring

Pride in expression with an official class ring. Each ring features a brilliant, smooth cut, simulated amethyst. The left shank (or side) of the ring displays the flame while the right shank features your 2-digit graduation year. Each ring is available in either sterling silver, 10k gold or 14k gold. To order go to or if you have questions, call 507-386-7700 ext. 43019 or 800-858-0611 or send a request for an order form to:    

Alumni Brick

Alumni Plaza and ArchThe Alumni Plaza and Ostrander Bell Tower has become a symbol of remembering the past and embracing the future. A stone arch taken from the historic Old Main Annex complements the tower and further symbolizes the University's history. You can become a permanent part of this historic walkway of University alumni and friends by purchasing an inscription brick. Graduates and parents may purchase an alumni brick online. Bricks are placed in the Alumni Plaza each year before Homecoming.