For those graduating this spring, bachelor’s graduation gear went on sale this past Monday, March 20. As of now, graduation gear is available for purchase online only through the Spartan Spirit Shop website.
According to the website, pick-up has been temporarily suspended. Alternative locations for bachelor’s and master’s graduation gear will be at the Kellogg Center from April 5 to 7 and April 17 to 19 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. In the meantime, gear is available for shipment.
According to Spartan Spirit Shop employee Abby Hand, exclusively online ordering comes after Grad Fest, an event where upcoming graduates can purchase all of their graduation regalia, was canceled. Grad Fest is typically held at the MSU Union, which is the primary Spartan Spirit Shop location. Because of the Union’s closure, the event was canceled for the semester.
“We’re hoping to get some here at 1855 (Place) in the next couple of weeks so people can come purchase some gear and try it on,” Hand said. “We don’t have a definitive day, but we do plan on getting cap and gowns to 1855.”
Though information in a recent newsletter said that graduation regalia is available for purchase online only, this is not fixed for the semester.
“It is only temporarily so because of the Union being closed.” 1855 Place Spartan Spirit Shop manager Krystin Oesterreicher said.