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Info for Grads

Where do I Purchase a Cap and Gown?

The Ichabod Shop is your source for purchasing your graduation regalia.


Due to Covid-19, Regalia sets are available for purchase only (no rental regalia). If you are graduating with a Masters Degree, Law (JD or LLM) or Doctor of Nursing Practice, please order your regalia prior to November 9, 2020.


Please sign up for our Graduation Newsletter to stay informed about Regalia and Graduation Gift Specials.

Regalia options and FAQ


When is my graduation ceremony?
The Fall Recognition Ceremonies will be held Nov. 16 - 20, 2020 in Lee Arena.

The ceremonies will be as follows:
  • Monday, November 16, 7:00 p.m. School of Business
  • Tuesday, November 17, 5:30 p.m. School of Nursing
  • Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 p.m. School of Applied Studies
  • Thursday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. School of Law
  • Friday, November 20, 6:30 p.m. College of Arts & Sciences

All graduation attendees must wear a mask or face covering and maintain 6 feet of social distance while inside campus buildings.

For more information, please check the Washburn University Commencement page here.

Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about commencement


Graduation Announcements

Where Do I Purchase Graduation Announcements?

You can order graduation announcements online with CB Grad Announcements.
The Ichabod Shop does not sell graduation announcements in store.

I have questions about Diplomas and Diploma Frames

Where do I get my diploma?

Diplomas are usually available six to eight weeks after the end of each semester or term.
Graduates may pick up their diplomas in the Student One Stop, Morgan Hall Welcome Center, during regular business hours. Bring a photo ID!
If you wish to have your diploma mailed to you, click here

Where can I find a Washburn Diploma Frame?

Washburn Diploma Frames can be ordered online or purchased in-store at the Ichabod Shop.


Class Rings and other gifts

Where can I purchase a class ring or other customized gifts?

We have partnered with Balfour Gifts for class rings.
Be sure to check out their selection of gifts!

Latin Honors

I'm receiving Latin Honors. Where do I get my honor cords?

Undergraduate students receiving a bachelor's degree who meet the University's requirements to receive Latin Honors (summa cum laude, magna cum laude, cum laude) will be awarded the appropriate honor cords to be worn during the commencement ceremony. Honor cords will be presented to bachelor degree candidates only at the time you pick up your name card prior to the ceremony.

Regalia Options and FAQ

Bachelors/Associate Regalia
Bachelor and Associate Graduate regalia is available for pre-order online.

Masters Degree
Masters Degree Graduates must purchase regalia by Special Order.
Graduates must order BOTH the "Masters Set," consisting of Cap, Gown and Tassel, and the "Hood."

Those who are graduating in Fall 2020 must order by Nov. 9, 2020 to ensure the regalia arrives in time for the recognition ceremony.

Law Degree / Doctor of Nursing Practice
Law and Doctor of Nursing Practice Graduates wear Special Order Regalia.
Those who are graduating in Fall 2020 must order by Nov. 9, 2020 to ensure the regalia arrives in time for the recognition ceremony.

Faculty Members
Contact Rhonda Wedel: 670-1931 or [email protected]

Washburn Tech
Washburn Tech Graduates wear blue cap & gown, with silver/navy blue tassel.
To purchase, contact our Washburn Tech location or order your cap & gown online


Q: What color are the gowns?
Regalia (cap and gown) are black.
The tassel color is determined by type of degree. (e.g.Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education)

Q: Do I have to buy a gown?
You must have a gown to walk in the ceremony.
You need to buy a black gown if you do not have access to one for the ceremony.

Q: How long should the gown be?
The length of the gown should be between mid-calf and upper ankle.

Q: I have a Bachelors gown, but I am getting a Masters degree. Do I need a new gown?
Yes, you do.
Masters gowns differ from Bachelors gowns in style and embellishment.
Among other differences, the gown has velvet trim and longer sleeves that extend past the hand.

Q: I am getting my Masters, do I need a hood and a cap?
Yes, you need both the hood and the cap.
The Masters "hood" is an academic symbol of your degree, and is different from a jacket hood.
It is worn around your neck and draped on your back.

Q: I know what my major is, how do I know what my "degree" is?
A: Click here 
to find out what your "degree" is (a Bachelor of what?).

Online FAQ:

Q: How do I know what size to order?
Students ordering online are asked to select a size.
This refers to average t-shirt size.
Caps / tams are one size fits all.

Q: Why did I receive an e-mail saying that my order was in?
An automatic confirmation e-mail is generated when on-line orders are processed.
Please note the special instructions for Regalia Orders in your Confirmation e-mail.

Pick-up dates for Masters Regalia are posted as that information becomes available.
Generally, these pick up dates are approximately two weeks prior to graduation.

Law Rental Regalia usually arrives the week before Graduation.

Contact [email protected] with any graduation or regalia questions.


Ichabod Shop
Washburn Memorial Union
1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka, KS 66621
P: (785) 670-1049
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Store Hours:
Saturday, Jan. 16: 10 am - 2 pm
Sunday, Jan. 17 - Monday, Jan. 18: CLOSED
Tuesday, Jan. 19 - Thursday, Jan. 21: 8 am - 6 pm
Friday, Jan. 22: 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday, Jan. 23: 11 am - 1 pm

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