Graduate Commencement

Congrats Class of 2020!

Your degree represents an incredible journey of academic dedication and scholastic accomplishment. Graduation day will mark an important milestone in your academic career.  West Chester University‚Äôs commencement ceremonies serve to salute your success and achievement.  Congratulations to the newest WCU alumni!

Students at Graduation

Master Caps, Gowns, and Hoods

Ordering

You may submit your cap/gown order with Oak Hall Cap and Gown at https://wcupa.shopoakhalli.com.

Please submit your order by November 27, 2020 to ensure it arrives by December 13, 2020. All caps and gowns will ship to the address you provide Oak Hall Cap and Gown.

Degree covers will also be shipped to your home address. Please update your address on the myWCU accont by November 6, 2020.

How to Put on Your Cap, Gown, and Hood

How to put on your own cap, gown and hood.

Doctoral Caps, Gowns, and Hoods

This year Doctoral Degree students have two options for ordering gowns: 

 

1. Souvenir Doctoral Regalia: This Doctoral gown is made with Greenweaver fabric with purple panels and bars. Each panel is embroidered with a gold West Chester University Seal. The gown is accompanied by a doctoral hood with gold and purple lining with degree colored velvet and a purple four corner mortarboard and gold tassel. This option is included in your graduation fee and comes at no additional costs.

Grad Student Wearing Gown

2. Fine Quality Custom Regalia: This Doctoral gown is made of fine quality Jefferson Dalton fabric in majestic purple with purple velvet panels and bars lined with gold cording. Each panel is embroidered with a gold West Chester University Seal. The gown is accompanied with a doctoral hood with gold and purple lining and degree colored velvet with a six corner purple velvet tam with a gold tassel. This option is not included in your graduation fee and comes at an additional cost of $816.05

Grad Wearing Gown

***The Souvenir Doctoral Regalia includes a 4 corner cap.  If you would like to purchase the six corner purple velvet tam with a gold tassel to accompany this option, you will need to call the custom department at 1-(800) 223-0429 to place a separate order for the TAM ONLY.  The cost for the Tam will be $106 plus tax and shipping.   

Ordering

You may submit your cap/gown order with Oak Hall Cap and Gown at https://wcupa.shopoakhalli.com.

Please submit your order by November 27, 2020 to ensure it arrives by December 13, 2020. All caps and gowns will be shipped to the address that you provide Oak Hall Cap and Gown.

Degree covers will be shipped to your home address. Please update your address on the myWCU accont by November 6, 2020.

 

Diplomas

Diploma covers will be mailed to your home address by December 13, 2020. By November 6, 2020, please update your address on your myWCU account. 

Paper diplomas will be mailed, to your home address, approximately 6-8 weeks after Commencement, after the Graduate School has verified the completion of all degree requirements.

If there are any outstanding issues that will prevent you from graduating, the Graduate School will notify you by mail and email. Visit the Graduate School's page on Diplomas.

 
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