Keepsake Items

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. Please note these stoles are not meant to represent your country of origin.
  • 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 $30
  • Please note that if you have studied abroad in more than one country, you may select only one international stole to wear at Commencement.
  • The international stoles that will be available for purchase are as follows:
    • Argentina, Ecuador, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, and Spain

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 $25 directly from Herff Jones.

Class Rings

  • Rings can be purchased through Herff Jones.
  • Rings will also be available for purchase during Academic Attire Distribution directly from Herff Jones.

Diploma Frames

  • Diploma frames are available for purchase through the Bookstore.

Graduation Announcements

  • Personalized St. John's University graduation announcements are available for purchase online from Herff Jones.
  • Announcements can be ordered up until July 2, 2020 and instead of a specific date, will indicate Commencement 2020.


  • 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 $10 - $15.

Year Book

Staten Island Commencement Exercises (Undergraduate Level)

  • Graduates can contact the Office of Student Affairs at (718) 390-4131.

Queens Undergraduate Level Commencement Exercises

  • Graduates can order their yearbook from Jostens, please click here.
  • Parents and friends who wish to build an ad to celebrate your graduate's achievements, please click here.