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For the safety of our customers and employees, all retail locations are closed as of 5:30pm on Friday, March 20. Online orders open. Contact us with urgent questions.

Free Ground Shipping! code: SPRING2020 On ANY Order (No Minimum) thru April 12th
*Free ground shipping to a contiguous US delivery address on online orders. Must enter SPRING2020 in the “Apply a promo code” box to receive offer. Excludes cap & gown, previous purchases, textbooks, wooden chairs/rockers, and drop-ship items. Diploma frames, framed prints, and some larger items will receive free ground shipping, but any handling charge will still apply. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers. Only one use of free shipping promo code per household. Contact the Online Sales Department with order questions: [email protected] or 1-800-993-2665 x5997. Valid thru 4/12/20 until 11:59pm CST.


Please be aware that during these unprecedented times we will continue to process and ship orders as quickly as possible but there may be delays. At this time there is no guarantee for any expedited orders. Thank you.

Spring Commencement Postponed

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If you would like to be refunded for your Cap and Gown rental start here:
Cap & Gown Returns

If you would like to have your rental sent home for photos start here:
Cap & Gown Home Ship

Order your graduation attire rental (Deadline to order is Friday, May 8.)
Order Graduation Attire

Order Keepsake Graduation Caps, Gowns and tassels:
Order Keepsake Cap & Gown

Textbook Information

Textbook Rental Return Information

Students: Please keep your rented textbook(s) until the end of the Spring semester and watch your email for how to return it at that time.


To ensure that all students have access to their course materials amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, we're partnering with the publishing community to provide you with up to seven free eBooks from participating publishers. Simply click on any of the links below, and follow the instructions.
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(Program applies to students at non-profit, semester-based schools, and access runs through May 25th.)
RedShelf VitalSource

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Price Match

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