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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 consisting of the official Biola University gown and tasseled cap. 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.

Students can purchase 2023 regalia starting today through the Jostens website. If you placed your order by October 29, your order will be available for pickup at the Biola Store starting December 4. If you missed the October 29 deadline, you may still place your order through Jostens and have it shipped to your address (shipping fees apply). These orders will be available for pick up the week of December 4th in the Biola Store and students will pay at the time of pick up. For pick up in store orders, students need to place their order by the October 29. 

Prices are subject to change at the time of ordering.

  • Regalia Pricing
    • Bachelor's:
      • Gown: $28
      • Cap: $7.99
      • Tassel: $9
      • Sash: $48.99
    • Master's:
      • Gown: $31
      • Cap: $7.99
      • Tassel: $7
      • Hood: $33.99
    • For more information on pricing, please contact the Biola Store.

Graduation Fair

  • Dates: Spring 2024
  • Location: Metzger Lawn

Biola Store

Orders shipped to the Biola Store can be picked up starting December 4. If you missed the order deadline, you are able to purchase regalia online.

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 or (562) 903-4883.


  • 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 and honor societies in acknowledgement of academic achievement or distinctions. 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.

Flowers & Commencement T-Shirts – 2024 Commencement

Interested in purchasing flower bouquets, leis or a t-shirt? 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: 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. A livestream link will be posted on the main Commencement page on the day of the ceremony.