Keepsake Items

Celebrate Your Graduation

You will find all of your graduation keepsakes below to help you celebrate your graduation.

Commencement Announcement Photo

Graduation Announcements

Personalized St. John's University graduation announcements are available for purchase online from Herff Jones up until June 28, 2024.



Graduates receive a standard plain black tassel with their academic attire.

Commemorative red and white specialty tassels are available for purchase online directly from Herff Jones for $7 - $9.

International stole for commencement.  Red and white.

International Stoles

International stoles represent the country and academic accomplishments of a student who has studied abroad or an international student studying in the United States. Individual students can wear a stole at Commencement to show pride in their accomplishment.

If you studied abroad and/or are an international student studying here in the United States, you will be eligible to purchase an international stole at Herff Jones for $40.

Please note that if you have studied abroad in more than one country, you may only select one international stole to wear at Commencement.

For a full listing of international stoles that will be available for purchase, please visit the Herff Jones website.

Red Stole with St. John's University logo on it

Stole of Gratitude

The stole of gratitude can be worn during the Commencement Exercises.

After the ceremony, traditionally the new graduate presents the stole of gratitude to someone who has provided extraordinary help or support, someone who has provided them with wisdom, guidance, and words of support or with financial assistance.

The stole of gratitude is available for purchase online for $40 directly from Herff Jones.

First Generation Stole

First Generation Stole

The first generation stole can be worn during the Commencement Exercises.

Graduates who are the first in their families to graduate college can purchase the first generation stole online for $40 directly from Herff Jones.


Class Rings

Show your St. John's pride with a class ring. A variety of styles are available.

Diploma Frames

Diploma Frames

Diploma frames are available for purchase through the Bookstore.

Congratulations Graduate Lawn Sign

Graduation Lawn Sign

Celebrate with the world and show everyone how proud you are of your 2024 graduation all summer long with this 2024 Graduation Yard Sign. 15'' tall and 15'' wide. UV printed and made of fluted plastic allowing for all-weather outdoor use. Includes metal stakes for in-ground application. Works great as wall signs too for Grads living in Condos or Apartments.

Diploma Case

Diploma Case

The diploma case is a custom red leatherette case inscribed with “St. John’s University” and the University seal in gold. The case is horizontal and includes a protective clear cover to prevent damage to your diploma.