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Graduate Commencement Information

Graduate Commencement Ceremony
December 15, 2014
7:00 pm
Hollinger Fieldhouse

Live Broadcast of Commencement

CAPS, GOWNS, & ANNOUNCEMENTS (Not open to order yet)

To order your cap and gown, please go to the following webpage

You may submit your cap/gown order beginning Monday, October 6, 2014 via the webpage listed above.

The deadline to submit your cap/gown order on this webpage is Friday, November 14, 2014.

The deadline to submit your cap and gown order to ship to the WCU Bookstore is Wednesday, November 5, 2014. There is no additional charge for this service.

The deadline to submit your cap and gown order to ship to your home is Friday, November 14, 2014. There is an additional fee for this service, which must be paid by credit card when you order.

Caps/Gowns ordered through the webpage above may be picked up at the WCU bookstore beginning Monday, Dec 1, 2014, Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, Dec 12, 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 and you can pick them up with your cap/gown at the Bookstore.

There is no charge for the cap/gown/announcements since these items are covered by the graduation fee.


During the ceremony, only diploma covers 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 the 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 is 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.