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Office of the Registrar

East Tennessee State University

Auxiliary Services

Graduation Celebration 
Graduates, this is an event you don't want to miss!  Check the Alumni Office’s website or call call 423-439-4218 for more information.

Orders may be placed for personalized invitations or personalized name cards through Balfour.  You can contact them at or 1-877-BALFOUR (225-3687).

Caps and Gowns 
No additional payment will be required for regalia (cap and gown) pick-up.  Please do not order from other on-line companies. You may pick up your cap and gown at the Graduation Celebration (in March for Spring graduates and in October for Summer and Fall graduates) or in the Records Office, Room 101 Burgin E. Dossett Hall, for a limited time before Graduation Rehearsal (updates will be emailed to eligible students). You will provide measurements for your cap and gown when applying to graduate.  You may exchange your cap and gown for a different size when available.  You must present a photo ID in order to pick up your cap and gown.

Graduation Pictures
Pictures are taken during the Graduation Ceremony by Island Photography. Proofs are then mailed to students. Contact Island Photography at (800) 869-0908 to place your order.

Ring Ceremony
The Alumni Office hosts a ring ceremony for students every spring.  For more information, please visit their website by clicking here.

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