Graduating this year?

Woo hoo! Achievement unlocked. We know how hard you’ve worked, and we couldn’t be more proud. Now let’s get you ready for the rest of your life.


FREE Recent Graduate Membership

Whether you’re staying in academia or venturing into industry, SHPE is ready to help you take the next step. As you make this transition, the support of the SHPE Familia will be more important than ever. So before you get too caught up in celebrating, please take a few minutes to sign up for your FREE one-year Recent Graduate Membership.

Please follow these simple steps to activate your FREE one-year membership today!

  1. Login to your existing member account at
  2. Click on Renew Membership.
  3. Select Member Type (Recent Graduate) and add to your shopping cart.
  4. Select Region and Chapter (Region and local professional chapter by city/state, or select SHPE Region-At-Large professional if a chapter is not listed), add to your shopping cart.
  5. Proceed to review your shopping cart, click Check Out to activate your free membership.

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Please Note: To be eligible for FREE Recent Graduate membership option, the individual must have graduated less than six (6) months ago and have previously been a SHPE student member. This membership option does not apply to new members. Recent Graduate members are entitled to the same benefits as Professional members.

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Graduation Stoles

Let everyone know you’re a proud member of the SHPE familia by taking your cap and gown up a notch - add a SHPE stole to your graduation ensemble (it’s free, and you’ll look rather spiffy!).

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Stole Order Deadlines

  • Fall Graduation: Orders open October 15th, 10:00am Pacific (Order Deadline: November 18th, 11:59pm Pacific)
  • Spring Graduation: Orders open February 15th, 10:00am Pacific (Order Deadline: March 31st, 11:59pm Pacific)

Ordering Instructions

  1. Sign in to your SHPE Connect account
  2. Check to make sure you are a paid AND active SHPE member; you must have been a SHPE member for at least one (1) year
  3. Check your graduation date in SHPEConnect and update, if needed
  4. Have your SHPE ID from the My Profile page of your SHPEConnect account ready
  5. Select the “Graduation Stoles” menu item from the navigation bar on the SHPE Connect home page
  6. Submit your order request

Processing and Shipping Information

  • After the deadline has past, all orders will be aggregated through your chapter
  • Only one shipment will be made to each chapter with all pertinent graduation stoles and a list of recipients
  • Shipment will be made to the chapter not the individual
  • Please allow two weeks after the deadline for orders to be aggregated and processed
  • Order fulfillment is based on availability
  • All orders are shipped via United States Postal Service (USPS)
  • SHPE will NOT replace any lost or stolen stoles

Contact with any additional questions.

Tag Us!

Like any good family member, we want to brag a little! Rock that cap, gown and stole and share it. Tag @SHPENational on your social media posts and use #SHPEGrad. Not on social media? Send your graduation pictures to so we can help celebrate you & your achievement!