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Regalia and Commemorative Items

Caps and Gowns (Regalia)

To take part in commencement, graduates are required to wear appropriate graduation attire. To maintain the celebratory nature of commencement, gowns cannot be altered or decorated. Caps may be decorated, but decorations may not rise more than two inches above the cap.

You can order regalia — caps and gowns — from the Biola Store or at the Graduation Fair.

Graduation Fair

  • Dates: Friday, April 29, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Location: Metzger Lawn

The Graduation Fair is a convenient and ideal time for you to purchase various commencement items.

Biola Store

You can purchase caps, gowns, tassels and more at the Biola Store. Orders placed online will be available to pick up starting on Tuesday, April 19. You can still make an order after the deadline, but we are not able to guarantee you will receive your preferred size. Students who placed an order will receive an email when the regalia arrives.

If you are unable to come to the store to purchase your regalia, please email biolastore@biola.edu to set up a time for a phone appointment. The store will be scheduling phone appointments Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Biola Store Hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the Biola Store at biolastore@biola.edu or (562) 903-4883.

Stoles

  • You may purchase official Biola University stoles at the Biola store.
  • Special stoles may be given by honor programs, honor societies, and affinity groups. These special stoles are not available for purchase and are given by individual departments and programs.
  • Stoles not sold or given by Biola University are not allowed to be worn.

Honor Cords

Honor cords are given by honor programs, honor societies, and affinity groups. These are not available for purchase and graduates qualifying for these will be contacted individually by the relevant department. Cords not given by Biola University are not allowed to be worn.

Commemorative Items

Commencement Invitations

You can purchase general Biola University commencement invitations through the Biola Store. Personalized invitations from Jostens must be purchased in advance and take 2–3 weeks.

You may order these invitations online anytime through Jostens.

Yearbook Ads

Have your special day commemorated by having a personalized message in the Biola yearbook. The Biolan design team will customize your ad for you! Spaces are limited, so please reserve your spot.

Submission Deadline: TBD

Ads may be purchased in quarter and half-sized pages. Please contact biolaned@biola.edu for more information.

Flowers

Interested in purchasing flower bouquets or leis? Save time by placing a pre-order with The Commencement Group and enjoy a convenient pick up on commencement day! Orchid leis and bouquets for graduates will also be available for purchase on campus. Graduates are encouraged to wear their leis on stage and in pictures.

Commencement Day Photos

Individual photos of each graduate will be taken by GradImages. Photographs will be available online for viewing and ordering as soon as possible. There is no obligation to purchase, and free photo proofs will be sent in as little as 72 hours after your event.

For more information, visit the Grad Images website. If you have questions about your commencement photos or need help ordering, please contact Grad Images directly: giservice@gradimages.net or (800) 261-2576.

Ceremony Recordings

Biola's professional film crew will capture video of the graduation ceremonies. Each graduate will be featured up-close as they receive their diploma and walk the stage. The recording can be viewed on Biola's YouTube. To purchase recordings of past ceremonies contact events@biola.edu.