Commencement Cap & Gown

All students who attend the commencement ceremony must wear the black cap and gown appropriate to their degree - bachelors, masters, and PhDs all have different regalia. Purchase your items through the Western AS Bookstore to ensure you have the correct regalia.

Order Your Cap & Gown

Graduation regalia is available to purchase on the WWU AS Bookstore websiteWe encourage you to purchase your regalia as soon as possible to ensure that you receive it in time.

Kick-off for regalia order pickup starts with the Grad Celebration on June 1 & 2 from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. in the Viking Union Multi-Purpose Room. After the Grad Celebration, students will be able to pick up their regalia at the bookstore during regular business hours. If you realize during the Grad Celebration that your order is incomplete or you had forgotten to order your regalia, you can still place an order on the bookstore website and you’ll be notified as soon as it is ready for pickup. You will not be allowed to participate in your designated commencement ceremony if you do not have the appropriate regalia to wear. 

Three cap and gown configurations for each degree type.

Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor's degree regalia has pointed sleeves. Tassel colors are determined by major.

Master's Degree

Master's degree regalia has oblong sleeves that hang down. Master's candidates are hooded at commencement with a specific hood determined by their degree. All tassels are black.

Doctoral Degree

Doctoral degree regalia has a longer gown with trim and a tam instead of a cap. Doctoral degree candidates (like master’s candidates) are hooded at commencement with their specific hood color as determined by their degree. Their tassels are gold.

Contact the Commencement Team