Commencement ApparelPage address: https://www.mnsu.edu/graduation/prepare/apparel.html
You may purchase your apparel through the online Commencement Registration form.
Undergraduate Apparel (includes tax)
Undergrad Pack (includes all of the above): $38.63
Graduate Apparel (includes tax)
Grad Pack (includes all of the above): $81.56
Doctoral Apparel (includes tax)
Tam and Tassel: $39.71
Grad Pack (includes all of the above): $139.52
Receiving Your Apparel
If you elected to pick-up your apparel on your Commencement registration form, you may pick-up your apparel from the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Minnesota State. Pick-up dates and times from Barnes and Noble begin April 27-29.
Note: It's much cheaper to pick up your apparel if you live in Mankato - everything is delivered to Barnes and Noble on campus and shipped from there.
If you elected to have your apparel shipped to you on your Commencement registration form, you will receive your apparel by the last week of April. It is highly recommended that you elect to pick up your apparel or have your apparel shipped to you to ensure the correctness of your order prior to the Commencement ceremony. If, however, you fail to pick-up your apparel ahead of time, you may pick up your apparel from the graduate line-up area on the day of Commencement.
Please note: If you did not elect to have your apparel shipped and you do not pick up your apparel prior to graduation, you will have 30 days after graduation to contact us and make arrangements to receive your apparel. After 30 days, your order will become property of Minnesota State Mankato.
Proper Wearing of the Academic Hood
Place the hood around your neck and shoulders so that the major portion hangs down the back. The velvet border of the hood should be on the outside, nearest the shoulders. The black base of the hood, around the velvet, should be smoothed into place as it is positioned over the shoulders and down the back. Fasten the cord in front of the hood to your shirt, dress or gown to keep the hood away from your neck. To expose the lining, turn the velvet border to the outside below your shoulders at the back of your gown. The cord will keep the hood from falling off your shoulders.
Proper Wearing of the Tassel
Before the ceremony, if you are receiving your undergraduate degree, your college tassel should be worn on the right of the mortar board. During the ceremony, President Davenport will ask for you to move your tassel from right to left signifying the completion of your degree. Those receiving their masters, specialist or doctoral degree, your tassel should be worn on the left of the mortar board or tam.