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Academic Apparel and Accessories

Academic Apparel

Academic apparel is provided to each graduate at the Graduation Fair held each semester. Caps and gowns are not pre-ordered. There is no additional charge for your cap and gown.

If you are unable to attend the Graduation Fair on March 14, apparel will be available for pick up in the Bellarmine Bookstore during regular business hours between March 15 and March 29. April 5 is the deadline to request regalia.

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 brochure about ordering and purchasing class rings and personalized announcements will be mailed to all graduates, and a Jostens representative will be on-site during the Graduation Fair to answer questions and take orders. To get information about class rings or announcements after the Graduation Fair, refer to the Jostens website ( 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.