For bachelor's and master's degree candidates, academic apparel is provided by the Bellarmine Bookstore. Caps and gowns are not pre-ordered, and there is no additional charge for this apparel. Regalia pickup will be held in Frazier Hall on Tuesday, March 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Wednesday, March 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Doctoral candidates will be contacted by their department chair about their academic apparel options.
If you cannot attend the pickup event, please email the Bellarmine Bookstore your degree type, major, and gown size before April 1. You will receive an email back once your items are ready for pickup.
Class Ring and Announcements
The Bellarmine class ring is reserved exclusively for students who have completed at least 60 hours and are in good standing with the University, and students in their final year of their professional or graduate program.
A Jostens representative will be on-site during the Bellarmine Bookstore’s regalia pickup event in early March to answer questions and take orders. To get information about class rings or announcements after the Bellarmine Bookstore’s regalia pickup event, refer to the Jostens website (www.Jostens.com) or visit the Bellarmine Bookstore.
Latin Honors Medallions
Bellarmine University awards Latin Honors to undergraduate, degree program students in accordance with the following policy:
Graduation with Latin honors—cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude—indicates superior attainment in scholarship as reflected in a student’s GPA. To achieve Latin Honors upon graduation, students must have 60 or more credits earned in Bellarmine University courses, and meet the following minimum cumulative GPA requirements as shown on the Bellarmine transcript:
- Cum laude, for a GPA of 3.50 to 3.69, is represented by a medallion with a scarlet ribbon
- Magna cum laude, for a GPA of 3.70 to 3.84, is represented by a medallion with a silver ribbon
- Summa cum laude, for a GPA of 3.85 to 4.00, is represented by a medallion with a gold ribbon
Latin honors are awarded only upon completion of all degree requirements and are reflected on the student’s academic transcript.