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Info for Grads

Grad Fair Info and Specials
The Spring '23 Grad Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, from 10 am - 4 pm in Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. Students who purchase Undergrad Regalia on that day will receive a discount, and there will be other specials as well!

Grad Fair Specials

Each graduate can celebrate their success and personal Washburn Experience with our Gift Sets.
  • Grad Gift Set
  • Welcome WU Alumni Pack
  • Celebration Time!
  • Grad Walk
We will also be offering 25% off Washburn Alumni and Graduation Items on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.


Where do I Purchase a Cap and Gown?

The Ichabod Shop is your source for purchasing your graduation regalia. Regalia is available for purchase for Spring '23 commencement beginning March 22, 2023.


Student Regalia sets are available for purchase only.


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 Commencement Ceremonies for Washburn University will be held Saturday, May 13, 2023.
For more information, please check the Washburn University Commencement page here.
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 will be available for online ordering on March 22, 2023.

Masters Degree
Graduates must order BOTH the "Masters Set," consisting of Cap, Gown and Tassel, and the "Hood."
Masters Gowns are different than Undergraduate Gowns.

Law Degree / Doctor of Nursing Practice
Law and Doctor of Nursing Practice Graduates need the Doctorate Gown, Hood, Tam, and Tassel. The set of all these items can be ordered in the link above.

Faculty Members
Contact Ichabod Shop staff at 785-670-1049 or [email protected]

Washburn Tech
Washburn Tech Graduates wear blue cap & gown, with silver/navy blue tassel.
Regalia for the Washburn Tech Graduates can be purchased in person at our Washburn TECH location, or 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?).

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.


Ichabod Shop
Washburn Memorial Union
1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka, KS 66621
P: (785) 670-1049
Store Hours June 5 - 11
Monday: 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday: 9:30 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm
Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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