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Fresno State Alumni

2023 Grad Box

Please find the answers to your frequently asked questions regarding the Grad Box in the section below.

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Your journey at Fresno State should be celebrated!

By purchasing a Grad Box, you will get exclusive alumni merchandise (not sold anywhere else) to commemorate this milestone. It also comes with your cap, gown and tassel! It’s our special way to welcome you to the Bulldog alumni family.   

Pre-sale will start Jan. 30. Please keep a lookout for an email announcement in your Fresno State email or check for updates. 

Note: The 2023 Grad Box is exclusively sold by the Fresno State Alumni Association. For any questions regarding the Grad Box, please contact us here

Your 2023 Grad Box comes with exclusive Fresno State alumni merchandise including: a t-shirt, water bottle, decal sheet, license plate frame, pennant and an official alumni paw pin. The box also includes your cap, gown and tassel (and hood if you’re a Masters student). 

If you are a doctorate or credential student who would like to purchase a Grad Box too, please email us at and we will contact you directly with more information.

Items are not sold separately. Please note: University and/or College/Department sashes are sold separately.

We are sold out of 2022 Grad Boxes. You will need to purchase the 2023 box instead.

Yes, buy it now! Grad box sales only happen in spring each year. We have limited quantities and we typically sell out fast. If you think you will want a 2023 Grad Box we highly recommend that you purchase yours now.

You can pick up your 2023 Grad Box during the Fresno State Alumni Association’s GradFest at Smittcamp Alumni House (2625 E Matoian Way, Fresno CA 93612, located next to University High School). 

GradFest is a three-day celebration to pick up your Grad Box and celebrate your upcoming graduation. Music, appearances from Victor E. Bulldog III & IV, fun photo opportunities and more.

Please be prepared to pick-up your box on one of the following days

  • Wednesday, March 22 | 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 23 | 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 24 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Please note: A friend or family member can  pick up your Grad Box on your behalf, they must have your student ID number for verification. If you require further accommodation, please submit a request here


The cap, gown and tassel will not physically be in your box. When picking up your Grad Box, you will receive a voucher to the Kennel Bookstore on campus to redeem your cap, gown and tassel (hood included for Master’s box). Please do not lose the voucher as we are unable to replace it.

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Yes, that person must provide us with your student ID. We will ask for their name and phone number, and record it as verification for the pick up.

No, the box does NOT come with a sash included. However, you do have the option to receive a student donor sash by making a minimum donation of $25.00 to student scholarships, the Student Cupboard, or the Victor E. Bulldog Fund. This donation must be made via the registration site where you purchase your Grad Box. 

To purchase the University sash, visit the Kennel Bookstore. To purchase your college/department sash, please contact your graduation coordinator or the admin of your college/department.

No, the Grad Box is NOT included with the $53.00 graduation fee. To learn more about applying for graduation, CLICK HERE.

To make your graduation journey even more festive, the Fresno State Alumni Association has partnered with amazing vendors that will spruce up your celebration, including the Fresno State Winery, commencement flowers, graduation photos and more! 

Check out our Graduation Vendors

Fresno State commencement ceremonies will be on May 19  to May 20, 2023. More details will be available at


If you have any additional questions please click here.

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