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It’s Your Journey. Your Story. Own It.

Graduation regalia is a centuries-old tradition that symbolizes the culmination of your unique story of sacrifice, perseverance, and academic achievement in various areas of study, as well as time-honored university traditions. Own your story and wear it proudly!
The Office of Alumni Relations, UTEP Alumni Association, UTEP Bookstore, and Jostens have teamed up to provide all graduates a one-stop shop for all your graduation needs. Each semester, GRADFAIR is hosted at the Peter & Margaret De Wetter Center (Alumni Lodge) and graduating students are given the opportunity to purchase all their regalia in one GradPack. Your GradPack consists of the following:

• Cap, Gown, Tassel
• Hood (Master’s and Ph.D. only)
• Class of 2017 Medallion (not sold separately)
• 1-year membership to UTEP Alumni Association (complete with full member benefits)
• UTEP Alumni T-Shirt
• UTEP Alumni Coffee Mug
• 20% off Diploma Frames

Additional graduation items such as your Official Class Ring are available for purchase. Click on the rings for more details.

Why regalia? What does each piece represent?

It’s your big day. 12,000 pairs of eyes are upon you as you walk into the Don Haskins Center and take your final steps as a student and cross the stage to become a Miner Alumnus for life. Your regalia is the most important and symbolic attire you will wear. Why?  Tradition.  Prestige. Achievement.


Mortarboard Cap: Originally, the mortar board, or flat square cap, was a hat which, when removed, provided its wearer with a flat writing surface. Writing instruments and paper were kept in the long sleeves of the gown.
Tassel: The color symbolizes the area of study and year academic achievement was accomplished

Gown: Traditionally, the graduation gown is black for all graduates, with distinguished styles to identify the level of academic achievement.


Commemorative Class Medallion

The first class medallion was created to commemorate UTEP’s 100th Commencement Ceremony in May 1998 at the Sun Bowl featuring The Honorable George W. Bush, then Governor of Texas. Because of the medallion’s popularity, University Officials decided to create a Class Medallion for each year’s graduating class starting in the new millennium. The Class Medallion unifies graduates of the spring, summer, and winter graduation classes into a single class determined by the graduation year. A scholarship from the Medallion Endowed Scholarship Fund is awarded to a Commencement candidate during spring and winter ceremonies.

Alumni Gear
• One-year membership to the UTEP Alumni Association
• Alumni T-Shirt
• Alumni Coffee Mug
• 20% off Diploma Frames

As you make the transition from student to alumni, you are forever a UTEP Miner, and being a card- carrying member of the UTEP Alumni Association keeps you connected to an extensive network of alumni globally, provides campus, local, and nationwide discount perks, as well as access to campus services such as the Career Center and Library. All Alumni Association members receive 20% off at the Bookstore! Create your free MinerLink Profile today and stay connected to your alma mater.  

Undergraduate GRADPACK
starting at $99 on up, plus tax
starting at $149 on up, plus tax
starting at $159 on up, plus tax

Frequently Asked Questions

1.   Is GRADFAIR the only time I can buy my GradPack?
No, gradpacks may be purchased after GRADFAIR at the UTEP Bookstore. 

2.   Who is the licensed official vendor of regalia?
Jostens is the official vendor of UTEP regalia

3.   Can I order my regalia online directly from Jostens?
Yes, but it is not recommended because the medallion is NOT included in the online order, and online orders cannot be returned to the bookstore. Visit the UTEP Bookstore before ordering online. There may be a price variance.

4.   Can I order my regalia from another vendor?
Yes, but it is NOT recommended due to the fact that the shades of black, material texture, cut, and stitching on the gown are distinctively different. Hood and Tassel colors are also noticeably different shades and material texture. These items will not be accepted by the bookstore as returns.

5.   Can I purchase the medallion separately?
No. The medallion is sold in a pack.

6.   Can I order my GradPack over the phone?
Yes. Call the UTEP Bookstore at 915-747-5594.

For more information on commencement times, directions, do’s and don’ts, please click on the banner below.

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