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2020 Commencement

Commencement is a significant event in the lives of our students and their families and we are committed to ensuring there is an opportunity to celebrate their hard work and success. Currently, Fresno Pacific is working closely with the Fresno County Department of Public Heath to determine what will be permitted in terms of size and scope of gatherings. Information provided by the Fresno County Department of Public Health will guide our decisions and planning. More specific information regarding a rescheduled date for the spring 2020 commencement and our upcoming fall 2020 ceremony will be forthcoming as details are worked out.

Degree Applications:

All degree applications for Spring 2020 are still active. If you recently graduated and plan to participate in the fall 2020 ceremony, there is no need to reapply or pay additional fees.

For current students, the last day to apply and have the commencement participation fee waived is September 30, 2020 for the fall 2020 semester.

Degree Posting:

All degree conferrals will be posted to your individual record as scheduled. The final deadline to apply for your degree is November 27, 2020.

FPU Bookshop:

The FPU Bookshop on the main campus is well stocked and welcomes students to purchase regalia from their bulk supply! Currently, the bookshop hours are from Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and the number is 559-453-2078.

All regalia returns must include the receipt and gown must be unopened in original package. Due to Covid-19, opened gown/hood packages cannot be returned.

Virtual Ring Event Day:

Event #1:
September 29: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
September 30: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Event #2:
October 12: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
October 13: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Event #3:
November 9: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
November 10: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Regalia is available for purchase on Jostens' website  and shipped to your home. (Shipping charges apply) or at the bookshop on FPU’s main campus. Please see additional information below.


Regalia may be returned within 30 days of purchase with receipt, all returns must be unopened and in their original packaging. Please see below for specific instructions for Jostens and the FPU Bookshop.


Regalia is available for purchase on Jostens' website. Due to Covid-19 ship-to-home is the only option, as pick-up at campuses is unavailable. Shipping may take about six weeks to receive and charges will apply.

All returns must be unopened and in their original packaging.

  • Include name, address, phone number, school name and reason (COVID-19)
  • Write the information on the original package slip if possible
  • Return to address: Jostens Returns, 501 Lynn Avenue, Laurens, SC 29360
  • Call or email Jostens Consumer Contact Center with your tracking number at 800-854-7464 or email tracking number to
  • Credit will be issued after receipt of return. No refund on shipping costs.
Regalia Prices:
  • Bachelor Set: Cap/Gown/Tassel: $38.00
  • Master Set: Cap/Gown/Tassel: $41.00
  • Bachelor Gown: $27.00
  • Master Gown: $30.00
  • Cap: $6.00
  • Tassel: 5.00
  • Master Hood: $38.00
  • Souvenir Tassel: $7.50 

Souvenir 2020 Tassel

Souvenir FPU tassels (pictured above) are available in the store. They are $7.50 each and quantities are limited

The FPU Bookshop carries a variety of alumni product and diploma frames, as well as announcements and class rings made available through Jostens. You can also shop online at

*Ground shipping is free for textbooks and all FPU merchandise orders online (excluding regalia).