2019 GradFest

Graduating students can pick up Commencement necessities at UA BookStores

Logan Wallerstedt, Chris Richards photos
Students take pictures at the photo booth at GradFest

We’re here to spare you the hassle on the way to get your tassel!

GradFest takes place on Tuesday, March 19 to Friday, March 22, in the lower level of the UA BookStores at the Student Union Memorial Center. Students can purchase all graduation essentials such as caps, gowns and other regalia.

Graduates can also take advantage of a discount on select Apple products, snap graduation photos, purchase invitations and a class ring, or give back to the Campus Pantry and Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS). 

“GradFest is a great opportunity for graduating seniors to get excited for graduation and prepare for life after college," says Rebecca Determan, UA Alumni Association project specialist for recent alumni and student engagement. "They have everything in one place which takes the hassle out of graduating.”

And a champagne toast will be held on Friday, March 22, at 4 p.m.

The official champagne toast, hosted by the Alumni Association, brings together all 2019 graduates to celebrate their accomplishments throughout their time at the university. Students will have the opportunity to win raffle prizes such as Ray-Ban sunglasses, a Class of 2019 ring, a basic graduation announcement pack, a custom uploma or four VIP guest commencement seats. Students must be present in order to win the awards.

Don’t forget to RSVP!

GradFest Schedule:

  • March 19-21 | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  
  • March 22 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Graduation FAQs:

What do I need to do before graduation?

Connect with your academic advisor, apply to graduate, and complete your degree audit worksheet. Learn more here.

What do I need for graduation?

Undergraduate students will need: cap, gown and tassel - $64.95. Graduate students will need: master’s cap, gown, hood and tassel - $94.95.

What else can I do at GradFest?

You can also purchase your college stole, medical regalia, diploma frame, class ring, graduation invitation, and more. And, RSVP for Commencement.

How do I reserve my seat for the Commencement celebration?

You can RSVP to commencement here