Commencement

The University of Mississippi

 GradFair-Logo-2016

Date: March 8-10, 2016
Location: Oxford Campus, Ole Miss Student Union Lobby

Full details: The Ole Miss Grad Fair is a special event planned to assist you with all your Commencement needs as graduation approaches. The Office of Public Events encourages your participation in this important event. In addition to several other Commencement priorities, Grad Fair will provide you with the opportunities listed below:

  • The Office of the Registrar explaining the necessary steps for degree application.
  • Career Center professionals who will help with resumes and interview information.
  • Personnel from the Ole Miss Bookstore will measure and take orders for Cap & Gown.
  • Herff-Jones will be available to take class ring and invitation orders.
  • Grad Images will be available so that students may take their Cap & Gown pictures.
  • Representatives from the Office of Financial Aid will be available for advising and answering questions regarding student loans and aid.
  • The University and Public Events office will be available to answer any questions regarding Commencement.
  • The Ole Miss Alumni Association will be accepting registrations.
  • Officers of the Class of 2016 will be on hand with information about the senior fund raising project.
  • The Tupelo Campus Grad Fair is set in March 2016 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

                                           Grad Fair Brochure here.      Grad Fair pricing.

Cap and Gown Info

Bachelor’s Degree Candidates: Be sure to order your commencement regalia (cap and gown) with the Ole Miss Bookstore no later than April 17, 2016.  Go by the Bookstore and place your order or send an email to graduation@olemiss.edu.  The cost for the rental of your regalia is $48.15 which includes tax. If you order by email, please include your name, height, chest size, degree information, debit/credit card number and the expiration date.  The Bookstore will not take credit card information over the phone.  Final order date:  April 17, 2016. Late fee assessed.

Master’s/Specialist’s Degree Candidates: Be sure to order your commencement regalia (cap, gown, and hood) with the Ole Miss Bookstore no later than April 17, 2016.  Go by the Bookstore and place your order or send an email to graduation@olemiss.edu. The cost for the rental of your regalia is $88.65 which includes tax.  If you order by email, please include your name, height, chest size, degree information, debit/credit card number and the expiration date. The Bookstore will not take credit card information over the phone.  Final order date:  April 17, 2016. Late fee assessed.

Doctoral Degree Candidates: Be sure to order your commencement regalia (cap, gown, and hood) with the Ole Miss Bookstore no later than April 17, 2016.  Go by the Bookstore and place your order or send an email to graduation@olemiss.edu. The cost of rental for your regalia is $96.30 which includes tax.  If you order by email, please include your name, height, chest size, degree information, debit/credit card number and expiration date. The Bookstore will not take credit card information over the phone.  Final order date:  April 17, 2016. Late fee assessed.

You may also order invitations through Herff-Jones, sponsor of the Grad Fair that will be held in the Student Union on March 8th, 9th, and 10th.  The times of the Grad Fair will be:  Tuesday, 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 10:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00-4:00 p.m.  If you would like to order your invitations on line, the website is: www.herffjones.com/our-products/graduation/graduation.

Law School Graduates:  Order your cap and gown at the law school on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 12:00 – 4 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 26 from 9:00 – 12:00 p.m.  You can also order during the main campus Grad Fair on March 8-10 in the student union.

Beginning April 8, a late fee of $25.00 is charged for all Commencement regalia orders.  The final day to order regalia is April 17, 2016.

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The week of Commencement, the Vendor for cap and gowns will observe the following hours:

  • Wednesday, May 11, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Union Ballroom (Fourth Floor)
  • Thursday, May 12, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Union Ballroom (Fourth Floor)
  • Friday, May 13, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Union Ballroom (Fourth Floor)
  • Saturday, May 14, 7:00 -9:00 a.m. in the Union Ballroom (Fourth Floor)

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Invitations

  1. Order Via Herff-Jones: www.herff-jones.com/college/graduation
  2. Or through Ole Miss Campus at University Communications:

In addition, invitations can be ordered and purchased through University Communications at printing@olemiss.edu. The generic A6 or A7 invitations are $1 per set (includes blank envelope). Personalized A6 or A7 invitations are $1, with a $60 set-up charge. The optional personalized inside cards can be ordered in quantities of 25 ($17), 50 ($20), 75 ($23) or 100 ($25). Layout and Pricing.  Allow 1 week for production.

To order Class Rings and Diploma Frames

www.herff-jones.com/college/rings