GradFest is a one-stop shop for those preparing to graduate.  Purchase a cap and gown, order Commencement invitations, buy a class ring, have graduation portraits taken, socialize with other graduates, get free professional clothing from Otter Outfitters and more!

Spring 2024 GradFest
April 3 - 4, 2024
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ballroom, Otter Student Union

Purchase your regalia: Regalia — a cap and gown for undergraduate students or a gown and hood for graduate students is required for participation in the commencement ceremony and can be ordered through Herff Jones. Regalia purchases may also be done in-person at GradFest or at the Campus Store.

Important shipping dates:
Last day to pre-order your regalia for pick-up at GradFest: February 25th
Last day to order for standard shipping: April 18th
Last day for rush shipping: May 5th

Representatives from the Alumni Association, Financial Aid, Career Development, Otter Cross Cultural Center and many others will be available to answer questions and get graduates ready for their big day!

Ticket and parking information will be available at GradFest. You may also email our Commencement staff for more information.

For additional information or to request disability accommodations for GradFest, call 831-582-4723 or email the Alumni Association.

GradFest sponsors


Alumni Association and Herff Jones Logos