Regalia, announcements, diploma frames, flowers, photos, and class rings
Commencement Ordering Resources
Regalia and Announcements
Balfour College Graduation Products is the exclusive company authorized by UMass Global (formerly Brandman University) to provide official UMass Global and Brandman graduation regalia and announcements.
Orders will be mailed directly to purchasers. Please open your announcement and regalia package as soon as they arrive, to ensure that your order was processed correctly.
Please click "Read More" below for ordering deadlines, item descriptions, and customer support phone numbers.
Reminder: Students without proper commencement attire will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony; there will be no exceptions allowed.
Undergrad and Master's
Custom, sustainably made caps and gowns can be ordered online from Balfour. If you have any questions regarding undergrad or master's regalia orders, please contact Balfour at 1-800-433-0296.
Brandman Regalia: Packages include a beautifully tailored black gown adorned with Brandman’s seal on tabs, mortar board cap, and gold/maroon tassel (Brandman gold stole is optional). Master’s package includes a hood with degree-specific binding and maroon and gold lining.
UMass Global Regalia: Packages include a beautifully tailored black gown adorned with UMass Global logo on tabs, mortar board cap, and red tassel (UMass Global blue stole is optional). Master’s package includes a hood with degree-specific binding and blue and red lining.
Unsure what hood color to order?
Simply view the easy reference chart for the exact hood color assigned to your school and degree.
Deadlines to order:
- Northern CA Ceremony: October 1, 2021
- Southern CA Ceremony: October 15, 2021
Balfour partners with Oak Hall to provide custom doctoral regalia to our Ed.D. and DNP graduates. Doctoral graduates have the option to purchase or rent their regalia. All purchased doctoral regalia is custom made, high quality, and requires earlier purchase deadlines in order to arrive in time for the Southern California Commencement. Each item in the set can be ordered separately, to allow our doctoral graduates to mix and match rentals and purchases within the same order. If you have any questions regarding doctoral regalia orders, please contact Oak Hall at 1-800-223-0429.
Brandman Purchased Regalia: The package consisting of a custom Brandman maroon gown with black velvet panels and bars, degree specific hood, and tam with attached gold tassel is $920 (plus shipping). Brandman hood will have maroon and gold lining.
UMass Global Purchased Regalia: The package consisting of a custom UMass Global black gown with blue velvet panels and bars, degree specific hood, and tam with attached gold tassel is $920 (plus shipping). UMass Global hood will have blue and red lining.
Rental Regalia: The package consisting of a black rental gown with black velvet panels, degree specific hood, and tam with year-dated gold tassel is $100 (plus shipping). Brandman hood will have maroon and gold lining and the UMass Global hood will have blue and red lining.
Deadlines to order:
- Purchase for Southern CA Ceremony: September 24, 2021
- Rent for Southern CA Ceremony: October 8, 2021
Souvenir Diploma Frames
Order your Brandman University Diploma Frame through the Chapman Agoras Gift Shop online. Be sure to select a Brandman University Diploma Frame when ordering (fits 11" x 14" diploma).
The university anticipates offering UMass Global diploma frame options later this year. Please check back periodically for updates. UMass Global diploma frames will fit an 8.5” x 11” diploma.
Celebrate your academic achievement with your official ring from Balfour. Their expert craftsmen design rings that embody your Brandman or UMass Global pride and achievements, using only the highest quality materials. The time-honored tradition of a college ring forges a bond with fellow classmates, alumni, and your university.
The university anticipates offering UMass Global class ring options later this year. Please check back periodically for updates.
UMass Global (formerly Brandman) hopes to offer flowers and leis for purchase through our preferred vendor Graduation Bouquets at the Southern and Northern ceremonies. COVID-19 restrictions may not allow for flower sales at our ceremony locations. Please check back here to see if these restrictions are lifted and the order page is available.
UMass Global (formerly Brandman) is partnering with trusted professional graduation photographer GradImages at the Northern and Southern California ceremonies. GradImages will capture various photos of the graduate, on stage and portrait-style. GradImages will notify students via university e-mail that proofs are ready for review with ordering information. Plus, if grads pre-register with GradImages prior to the ceremony, you will receive a coupon for 20% off an order of $50 or more. Family and guests are not permitted near the stage during the ceremony to take photos. Guests are encouraged to remain in their seats for the duration of the ceremony.
Photo & Video Release
University of Massachusetts Global (formerly Brandman University) Commencement and Hooding ceremonies are public events that are videotaped, photographed and recorded for personal and commercial use. By participating in and/or attending these events, you give UMass Global, their affiliate universities, and venue partners permission to use visual images (photo, video, digital in any form) of you for any lawful purpose related to the university or venue’s business activities, including marketing, advertising, and promotion. By participating and/or attending these events you understand that you have waived any rights that you may have to inspect or approve of the images or wording in the final product that may be used in connection with the university’s business activities.
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