Graduating Students - Undergraduate

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Congrats Class of 2022!

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!

Celebration Pack

Ticket Information

Each graduate will get six (6) tickets. Graduates do not require a ticket. Infants and small toddlers, two years old and younger, who will sit on laps do not need a ticket. If there are extra tickets, graduates will be notified on April 25, 2022

Doors open sixty (60) minutes prior to start time.  Tickets may be printed in advance or displayed on a mobile device. All ceremonies will be live streamed for those who do not have a ticket or do not feel comfortable attending. 

Caps, Gowns, and Hoods - Main Campus Students ONLY

Ordering

Beginning February 15, You may submit your cap/gown order with Oak Hall Cap and Gown. Please click here to submit an order.

The deadline to submit your cap and gown order to ship to the WCU Campus Store is Friday, March 25, 2022.
There is no additional charge for this service.

The deadline to submit your cap and gown order to ship to your home is Monday, April 18, 2022. 
There is an additional fee for this service, which must be paid by credit card when you order. 

Picking Up 

Caps/Gowns ordered through Oak Hall may be picked up at the SSI Bookstore, lower level Sykes Student Union beginning Monday, May 2, 2022.

Hours:

Monday, May 2 -Thursday, May 5: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 6: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 7: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday, May 9 - Thursday, May 12: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 13: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Caps, Gowns and Hoods - Philadelphia Campus Students ONLY

Ordering

If you are a student at the Philadelphia campus, you will be able to order your cap and gown to ship directly to the Philadelphia campus, beginning February 15. The deadline to submit your cap and gown order to ship to the Philadelphia Campus is Friday, March 25, 2022.  There is no additional charge for this service.

Please click here to submit your order.

Picking Up

Caps/Gowns ordered through Oak Hall Cap & Gown may be picked up at the Philadelphia Campus, location and time TBD.

Any questions, please email commencement@wcupa.edu.

How to Put on Your Cap, Gown, and Hood

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

 

Diplomas

Paper diplomas will be mailed, to your home address, approximately 6-8 weeks after final grades post, after the Registrar's Office has verified the completion of all degree requirements.

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

 

Honor Cords and Other Special Regalia

Honors cords will be available for purchase at the SSI Bookstore when you pick up your cap and gown. These are available for all undergraduate students earning graduation honors (3.25 CUM GPA or higher, based on cumulative GPA from next-to-last semester before a student graduates). The charge for the cord is $10.

A list of those students who have earned University academic honors will be provided to the bookstore by May 1, 2022. Students on the list will be entitled to purchase an honors cord. Please also refer to the Registrar's Graduation Checklist section on Graduation Honors.

In addition to honors cords, a number of University colleges, academic programs, honor societies, organizations, and clubs award special cords, stoles, pendants, and tassels to recognize their graduates. Please view Cords, Stoles, and Regalia  for a list of those regalia. Please note that these regalia are not designed or distributed by the University, but by the organizations that sponsor them. However, to avoid duplication, any department or organization interested in introducing additional forms of these regalia should e-mail the Commencement inbox (commencement@wcupa.edu) prior to creating it.

Request to be added to the official list of cords and stoles must be submitted at least two months prior to commencement ceremony dates.

Senior Portraits

The yearbook will feature the senior portraits of December 2021, May 2022 and Summer 2022 graduates. Seniors should schedule their portrait sitting to assure that a photo is included in the book. Contact the campus photographer mroland@lifetouch.com to schedule your photo. 

Serpentine Yearbook Information

The Serpentine is the official yearbook of West Chester University.  This year marks the 150th Anniversary of WCU, and the 2021/22 Yearbook will revisit 150 years of historic WCU moments along with highlighting events from this school year. Purchase your yearbook today at www.balfour.com.  Several yearbook packages are available, and advertisements to congratulate the students may also be purchased.  Please direct any questions to Serpentine@wcupa.edu. Candid photos may also be submitted to the yearbook for potential inclusion.

List of Graduates

List of Graduates will be made available two weeks prior to commencement.

Graduation Checklist of Undergraduate Students

View the Graduate Checklist

 
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