Columbus State University Print Logo



Instructions for candidates

Bookstore and photos

  • Invitations
    Invitations will be available at the CSU Bookstore (on campus) while supplies last.
  • Caps and gowns (required)
    A cap, gown and stole is required for participation in graduation ceremonies. Regalia can be ordered at CSU's Bookstore.
  • CSU gifts
    Items from the CSU Bookstore will be available for purchase before and after the ceremony.
  • Photos
    A representative from GradImages will take your picture as you cross the stage and make available online within three to seven days a complimentary proof to all students who have registered online with the company by visiting and clicking on the Pre-Event Email Registration link to designate Columbus State and the appropriate commencement date. Note that friends' and family e-mail addresses may also be entered in advance so that they receive proofs and can order prints. Orders may then be placed online at or by calling 1-800-424-3686


Will be mailed to all students who have completed the requirements for a degree about six weeks after the end of the term.


  • Women: Dark Dresses or pants, dark shoes
  • Men: Dark pants, dark shoes, no coats, tie optional

SOS Station

CSU's Alumni Association will operate an SOS Station to assist graduates who have questions or need items such as hair pins, safety pins, mirrors, etc.