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 regalia starting on April 19th at the Grad Fair if they missed the deadline. However, we can't guarantee that we will have the sizing you require and we can't guarantee that we will have the dated sashes. It is possible that you will need to move a size up or down in the gown and/or purchase a non-dated Biola University sash.
- Regalia Pricing
- Gown: $28
- Cap: $7.99
- Tassel: $9
- Sash: $48.99
- Gown: $31
- Cap: $7.99
- Tassel: $7
- Hood: $33.99
- For more information on pricing, please contact the Biola Store.
- Dates: Wednesday, April 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Location: Metzger Lawn
- For more information, visit the event page.
The Graduation Fair is a convenient and ideal time for you to ask questions about Commencement.
You can purchase caps, gowns, tassels and more at the Biola Store. Orders placed online will be available to pick up starting on Wednesday, April 19th at the Grad Fair. If you are unable to attend the Grad Fair, you will be able to pick up your regalia starting on April 20th from the Biola Campus Store.
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 email@example.com 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 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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 261-2576.
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.