Graduate Commencement Information
Graduate Commencement Ceremony
May 12, 2014
Live Broadcast of Commencement
CAPS, GOWNS, & ANNOUNCEMENTS
To order your cap and gown, please go to the following:
You may submit your cap/gown order beginning March 3, 2014 via the webpage listed above. The deadline to submit your cap/gown order on this webpage is April 4, 2014
Caps/Gowns ordered through the webpage above may be picked up at the WCU bookstore beginning Monday, April 28, Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 9, at 1:00 P.M is the last day to pick up your cap/gown.
If you missed the opportunity to order your Cap/Gown via the webpage listed above, then you must pick up a Cap/Gown at the WCU Bookstore during the dates/times listed above.
Announcements will be available to all graduation applicants. Each graduate is entitled to ten standard announcements. You may pick up your announcements when you pick up your cap/gown.
There are no charges for these items as they are covered by the graduation fee.
During the ceremony, diploma covers only will be distributed. The Office of Graduate Studies will mail diplomas to all graduates who have completed the requirements for their degrees. They will be mailed following posting of final semester grades and verification of graduation requirements. Please allow 60 days.
Parking is available in the Sharpless Street parking garage and Parking Lot D behind Hollinger.
The use of cell phones and other similar devices during the ceremony cannot be allowed. Please turn off all cell phones when the academic procession starts. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.
Guests should be seated 45 minutes before the start of the ceremony. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets are required.
During the ceremony, guests may take photographs only from their seats. A professional photography studio will take pictures of each graduate as he or she receives the diploma cover. The studio will contact each participant directly within one month after the ceremony with an opportunity to purchase pictures. You are under no obligation to purchase anything. After the ceremony (when the platform party and faculty have left the area), guests are welcome to come to the stage to take photographs of their graduates.
Refreshments will be available for the graduates in the Ehringer Gym before the ceremony.
Questions and concerns about commencement should be directed to the Office of Graduate Studies, 610-436-2943.