Academic Attire, Graduation Announcements, and Diploma Framing

Academic Attire: You are not required to order your regalia and there is no cost to you. The gowns are one size with the only adjustment being the length. Graduates will be fitted for their academic attire when they pick up their caps, hoods and robes on Friday, May 1, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and on Saturday, May 2, 7:00-9:30 a.m., in the Bookstore.  Please note that you must pick up your own academic attire (items will not be given to anyone else) and your Roanoke College identification will be needed to pick up the attire.

Graduation Announcements: Please access the Balfour website ( to order announcements.

Diploma Framing: In the upcoming weeks, you will receive information directly from Professional Framing Company (an agent for the Roanoke College Bookstore) regarding a frame for your diploma.  We will have a limited quantity of frames in the Bookstore during the week of graduation; however, Professional Framing can ship the frame directly to your home.  Please watch for the brochure in your mail.  Your diploma will be approximately 14" x 17".  Traditional blue and gold ribbons will be presented with your diploma. 

We do want to remind you that you will be presented with your official Roanoke College diploma as you walk on Commencement Day (except as stated by the Registrar's Office).


Order Flowers for your Graduate:

Commencement Flowers, a flower company exclusively dedicated to providing flowers for sale at graduations, will offer flowers for the Roanoke College Commencement 2015.  The company's goal is to enable parents and guests to purchase quality flowers at an excellent price on such an important day.

On May 2nd, Commencement Flowers will have a floral kiosk set up on the Roanoke College Back Quad.  The company will offer top-of-the-line quality, fresh-cut flowers in a large variety of colors and sizes.  The pricing for pre-ordering flowers is shown below:

  • ½ dozen medium-stem roses $20.00
  • 1 dozen long-stem roses $25.00
  • Open-faced graduation/presentation bouquet $30.00

All bouquets come with greenery and/or baby's breath. Note that these flowers may be purchased on May 2nd or purchased prior to Commencement at this website: