Student Commencement Information

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for sending out diplomas to those qualifying students.  See approximate dates in the IMPORTANT GRADUATION DATES section. Please address all concerns about diplomas to the Office of the Registrar.

Commencement Portraits
Due to COVD19 restrictions, there will not be a portrait photographer on campus to take photos. Students are asked to visit their local photographer or photo studio for their Commencement pictures.

Commencement Photography
The University partners with a photography company that specializes in graduations and commencement ceremonies at academic institutions throughout North America. GradImages captures images of MSU graduates as students cross the stage and after they’ve exited the stage. These individual photographs are available directly from GradImages.

If a recent MSU graduate has not received an email communication from GradImages regarding Commencement photos, they may go to, enter their information on the main homepage (pictured below), and then click “find my photos.” They can also contact the GradImages Customer Service Department directly at 800-261-2576 (United States) or 850-907-2740 (worldwide) for any additional information or assistance.

grad images homepage

The Morgan State University Bookstore will be happy to help you with any questions concerning regalia as well as graduation gifts and Commencement announcements. Please email them at

Cost of Regalia 

  • Bachelor Regalia cost: $150.98
  • Masters Regalia cost:  $130.98
  • Doctoral Regalia cost:  $1199.98 + shipping

Please allow 6 weeks to process.  Last day to order Doctoral Regalia is April 1.

Students participating in the Spring 2021 ceremonies will be able to purchase their regalia in early Spring either online or from the Morgan University Bookstore.

Doctoral Measurement and Regalia Distribution Event

The Bookstore will host a “Doctoral Measurement and Regalia Distribution Event” on March 31 and April 1.  The vendor representative will be on campus to measure for Doctoral Regalia.  The hours for Doctoral measurements will be from 8:00 am -9:45 and 5:00 pm-7:00 pm, both Wednesday and Thursday.

Bachelor and Master Candidates can purchase (and pick up) their regalia between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:40 pm (each day).

Due to social distancing requirements, appointments are required.  Please schedule an appointment at: