FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

What is Grad Fair?

Grad Fair is a one-stop-shop for all of your graduation needs! However, this year, we were unable to host the Grad Fair in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, we are providing all Spring and Summer 2021 graduating seniors with the information they need to be graduation ready! On this site: alumni.utep.edu/gradfair you will find detailed information about commencement, check on your graduation status, purchase your grad pack/regalia, class ring, invitations, and much more

Why is GradFair being held online this spring?

The decision to provide a graduation information site is to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and the community at-large during the COVID-19 outbreak. These measures were made in accordance with the guidance of The University of Texas System that follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for large gatherings. For the latest updates in the University’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit utep.edu/resuming-campus-operations

For how long will this graduation information site be available online?

This graduation information site will be available online from Monday, March 8, 2021 through the end of the spring semester. We will provide updates as they become available, so please make sure to visit alumni.utep.edu/gradfair periodically. 

Can I still purchase my Grad Pack and/or other regalia?

Yes, Grad Packs, may be purchased at the UTEP Bookstore either in person or by phone up until the end of the spring semester. The Grad Pack is specifically bundled to provide graduates the ultimate graduation package. Although online ordering is not currently offered at this time, speaking with a bookstore representative about your Grad Pack purchase allows for a more personal experience about sizing questions and regalia options that are available to you.

Regalia can also be purchased separately. You can pick up your order in person at the UTEP Bookstore or have your order shipped directly to you. For more information, please contact the UTEP bookstore at 915-747-5594 or by email at 1006mgr@follett.com.



Can I return my GradPack/Regalia that I purchased from the Bookstore?

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, Grad Packs and other regalia items that are purchased during the Spring 2021 semester cannot be returned. However, we recommend you to hold on to your receipt of purchase and speak with a UTEP Bookstore representative directly for further information.

Should you decide to return any items, we encourage you to keep your Class of 2021 Commemorative Medallion* as a keepsake. If you do so, the medallion cost will be deducted from the total refund.

*If you are a graduate of the Class of 2020, please ask the Bookstore for the Class of 2020 Commemorative Medallion.

What is the Class of 2021 Medallion*? 

The 2021 commemorative medallion design is unique to your graduating class and inspired by a signature element in UTEP's Bhutanese architecture - the Mandala. Mandala is Sanskrit for "circle."

Your medallion represents your educational journey coming full circle. You will carry with you the traditions and values of UTEP, your alma mater!

If you purchased a Grad Pack, a portion of your purchase will go toward the UTEP Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship fund, empowering current students to achieve their academic dream.

*If you are a graduate of the Class of 2020, please ask the Bookstore for the Class of 2020 Commemorative Medallion.

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

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.

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.

Your UTEP Family is so proud of the Class of 2020 and 2021 and we will celebrate YOU!

For more information, please contact u at gradfair@utep.edu