Commencement Headquarters Viking Outfitters

Viking Outfitters, located in the Student Center at East 21st Street and Euclid Avenue, is the official source of your graduation needs and operates "Graduation Central" which features one-stop shopping for all of your graduation needs: academic regalia (cap, gown, tassel, and hood if appropriate) as well as graduation tickets, graduate name cards, class rings, announcements, diploma frames and other campus memorabilia.

Contact Viking Outfitters by phone at (216) 687-2128. Hours of operation are Mondays – Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; closed on Sundays. 

"Graduation Central" Details

Graduate Name Cards
Graduation Tickets
Academic Regalia
Graduation Announcements and Class Rings


Grad Fair

Attention Class of 2019: Join the excitement of fall graduation by attending the Cleveland State University GRAD FAIR held in Viking Outfitters October 21-25! Stop by and meet graduation vendors offering customized class rings, announcements, diploma covers and other campus memorabilia. It is the perfect time to place your order for academic regalia required for the ceremony.

Graduate Name Cards

When you stop at Viking Outfitters for your graduation tickets and academic regalia you will work with a Team Member to verify your degree level, major and the correct pronunciation of your name for the Name Readers at the Commencement ceremony.  This information will be on a card that you will receive on the day of the ceremony from your College representative.

Graduation Tickets

Tickets are required for admission into the Wolstein Center. When you visit Viking Outfitters to purchase your regalia, you will be asked how many graduation tickets you require. Each graduate is entitled to receive up to twelve (12) graduation tickets. Children under the age of five do not require a ticket.

Graduation tickets must be picked up from Viking Outfitters and under most circumstances, will not be mailed.  If you have extenuating circumstances and are unable to visit the store personally, please email and a staff member will work with you on a solution for the payment and shipment of regalia and tickets.

Academic Regalia (cap, gown and accessories)

Academic regalia will be available for purchase beginning October 21, 2019. Payment can be made by cash, credit card or check made payable to Viking Outfitters. 

2019 Academic Regalia Purchase Prices:

October 21st - December 14th

  • Bachelor's Complete Unit (Cap, Gown and Tassel): $53.00 + tax
  • Master's Complete Unit (Cap, Gown, Hood and Tassel): $92.00 + tax
  • Doctoral Complete Unit (Cap, Gown, Hood and Tassel): $101.00 + tax-Doctoral students will pay for their hood, but not receive it until the hooding ceremony at Commencement.
  • Doctoral Complete Unit with Tam: $120.00 + tax

Saturday, December 14, 2019 is the last day to purchase regalia for the fall Commencement.

Stole of Gratitude – A silver stole with an embroidered CSU School Seal has become a tradition of Commencement. The graduate wears the stole during the ceremony and then immediately after presents it to someone who provided extraordinary support or who has helped with wisdom, words of encouragement, or financial assistance. The regular price for the Stole of Gratitude is $30.00 + tax.

Graduation Announcements and Class Rings

Graduation announcements, both personalized and general announcements, along with class rings are available for purchase in Viking Outfitters. To order personalized announcements, you must place a special order with the vendors. Announcements can be ordered online at  Please note: these personalized special order items require production time - therefore, place your orders early. Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

The Herff Jones representative will be visiting Viking Outfitters to assist with class rings, announcements and regalia sales on the following dates:

  • October 23, 2019 (12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
  • October 24, 2019 (11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
  • October 25, 2019 (11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

For more information, you may contact Viking Outfitters or the Herff Jones representative directly:

Mr. Cliff Fehr, College Representative, Herff Jones
(740) 927-2131