Ordering Resources

Brandman contracts with several vendors to bring you the best in quality and pricing.  Find ordering information for required regalia as well as optional items like announcements, photos, and class rings.

Regalia, Announcements, Memorabilia and More

Cap and Gown: Undergrad and Masters

Balfour College Graduation Products is the only company authorized by Brandman University to provide official Brandman graduation regalia. We have conveniently packaged our most popular items for easy ordering. It is highly recommended that you open your regalia package as soon as it arrives to ensure that your order was processed correctly. If you have any questions regarding an existing regalia order, please contact Balfour at 1-800-433-0296. 

Reminder: Students without proper commencement attire will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony; there will be no exceptions allowed.

Custom, sustainably made caps and gowns can be ordered online from Balfour. Packages include a beautifully tailored black gown, mortar board cap, and gold/maroon tassel (Brandman stole is optional).  Masters package also includes hood.  Orders will be mailed directly to purchasers. 

Deadlines to order*:

  • Whidbey Island, Lacey and Bangor: April 16, 2018
  • Joint Base Ft. Lewis/McChord: April 27, 2018
  • Southern CA Ceremony: May 7, 2018
  • Northern CA Ceremony: May 21, 2018
  • Lemoore and South San Joaquin Valley: TBD

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Cap and Gown: Doctoral

Oak Hall in partnership with Balfour is the only company authorized by Brandman University to provide official Brandman doctoral graduation regalia. It is highly recommended that you open your regalia package as soon as it arrives to ensure that your order was processed correctly. If you have any questions regarding an existing doctoral regalia order, please contact Oak Hall at 1-800-223-0429. 

Reminder: Students without proper commencement attire will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony; there will be no exceptions allowed.

Doctoral Graduates have the option to purchase or rent their regalia. All Purchased Doctoral Regalia is custom made and requires earlier purchase deadlines in order to arrive in time for the Southern California Commencement. 

The purchase package of gown, hood, and tam is $830 (plus shipping); however you can purchase each item separately.

  • Gown: Apple red with black velvet panels & bars with BU logo - $561
  • Hood: Brandman color trim with degree color band - $155
  • Tam: Black velvet with attached gold tassel - $114

The rental package of gown, hood, and tam is $99 (plus shipping); however you can rent each item separately if needed.

  • Gown: Black with black velvet panels & bars - $30
  • Hood: Brandman color trim with degree color band - $33.50
  • Tam: Black velvet with year-dated souvenir gold tassel - $35.50

To place your order for Purchased or Rental Doctoral Regalia, please use the Order button below.  If you do not wish to purchase all three items, you will have the option to rent single items as well. For example, you may purchase the hood but rent the gown and tam. Please see the ordering page for more instructions on how to place a mixed Purchase and Rental order.

Deadlines to order*:

  • Purchase for Southern CA Ceremony: April 8, 2018
  • Rent for Southern CA Ceremony: May 3, 2018

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Honors Cord

Only Bachelor candidates are eligible for Latin honors and honors cords. Purchasing or wearing honors cords at commencement does not guarantee that the student will earn Latin honors, which are determined at the time of degree conferral.

To be eligible for Latin honors, the student must have a Brandman grade point average and cumulative grade point average, including all transfer work, at or above the specific honors category. A minimum of 54 credits must be Brandman coursework taken for a letter grade. Categories of honors are cum laude (3.500–3.699 GPA); magna cum laude (3.700–3.899 GPA); and summa cum laude (3.900+ GPA). Any students who have met these requirements by Fall II may order an honors cord using the order button below. Please view your academic catalog or contact your Academic Advisor for any questions.

For students who have not completed their program requirements, but would like to wear an honors cord at commencement, please work with your Academic Advisor to determine if you are on schedule to complete your degree with Latin Honors. Any students who have not completed their program requirements and are on schedule to graduate with Latin Honors, may order an honors cord using the order button below. 

Academic honors cited in the commencement bulletin are unofficial for all students who have not completed their academic programs by December 31, 2017. For those students, inclusion is based upon a predictive formula consisting of a minimum completion of 42 credits of Brandman coursework taken for a letter grade along with a Brandman grade point average and cumulative grade point average, including all transfer work, of 3.50 or higher, all as of December 31, 2017. 

Deadlines to order*:

  • Whidbey Island, Lacey and Bangor: April 16, 2018
  • Joint Base Ft. Lewis/McChord: April 27, 2018
  • Southern CA Ceremony: May 7, 2018
  • Northern CA Ceremony: May 21, 2018
  • Lemoore and South San Joaquin Valley: TBD

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Announcements, Memorabilia and More

CB Graduation Announcements in partnership with Balfour is the only company authorized by Brandman University to provide official Brandman custom announcements. We have conveniently packaged our most popular items for easy ordering.

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Class Ring

Celebrate your academic achievement with your official ring from Balfour. Their expert craftsmen design rings that embody your Brandman pride and achievements, using only the highest quality materials.  The time-honored tradition of a college ring forges a bond with fellow classmates, alumni and your university.

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Souvenir Diploma Frames

Order your Brandman University Diploma Frame through the Chapman Agoras Gift Shop online.  Be sure to select a Brandman University Diploma Frame when ordering.

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Photos

Brandman University's trusted professional graduation photographer at the Southern, Northern, and Hooding ceremonies is GradImages. GradImages will capture various photos of the graduate, on stage and portrait-style. GradImages will notify students via Brandman e-mail and mail that proofs are ready for review with ordering information. Plus, if grads pre-register with GradImages prior to the ceremony, a coupon will be provided for $5 off an order of $25 or more. Family and guests are not permitted near the stage during the ceremony to take photos. Guests are encouraged to remain in their seats for the duration of the ceremony.

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DVDs

We recommend that you check back closer to the ceremony date for information regarding if DVDs are going to be available for purchase for your ceremony.


Flowers

Graduation Bouquets will be offering flowers and leis for purchase at the Southern and Northern ceremonies. To save time and guarantee your purchase, it is recommended that you pre-order your flowers and leis by using the Order button below. Only a limited amount of flowers and leis will be available for purchase at the event for those that do not pre-order. Please email Graduation Bouquets directly regarding any questions you may have about their products.

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