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Food/Beverage Options at Commencement:

Conveniently located steps away from Mountain Arena (Raider Stadium), The Hawk will be open for lunch after Commencement.  The Hawk provides an excellent and easy lunch option if you would like to avoid the crowds off-campus, and is just $8.50 per person for all you care to eat.  Check out more information about The Hawk!

Water stations will be available at the stadium for refillable waterbottles. Cookies and lemonade will be provided for students and guests after the ceremony. For all other food and beverage needs, please visit the convenience store located inside of The Hawk.

Grad Fair:

The SOU Bookstore will have a Grad Fair April 13th and 14th from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Commencement Regalia:

To walk in the Commencement ceremony graduates receiving a Bachelors degree are required to wear a black Bachelor's gown, cap and tassel. Graduates receiving a Masters degree are required to wear a black Master's gown, cap, tassel, and hood. The stole of gratitude is optional for both the Bachelors and Masters. You may purchase your cap, gown, tassel, master's hood, diploma frame, and other graduation accessories from the SOU Bookstore.

Graduation Announcements and Class Rings:

Jostens is SOU's official vendor for personalized graduation announcements and class rings. Place your order online at, or by phone at 1.800.854.7464. Blank graduation announcements and thank you cards can be purchased anytime at the SOU Bookstore.

Graduation Photographs:

The official vendor for SOU graduation photographs is Lifetouch Photography. Visit them online at Photos are taken of all graduates. Proofs will be mailed out one week after the ceremony and will also be available at There is no obligation to purchase any photo package.