Info for Grads
If you are graduating with a Masters, Law, or Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, you will need to order your regalia early to avoid added late fees.
Due to the Washburn University policy of Social Distancing in response to COVID-19, the Grad Fair scheduled for March 25, 2020 and Spring 2020 Commencement in May have been cancelled.
Regalia options and FAQ
Graduation ceremonies for Spring 2020 have been cancelled in response to COVID-19. Washburn will explore opportunities to celebrate our graduating students in the future. Details will be forthcoming from Washburn University.
Click here for more detailed ceremony information
Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about commencement
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.
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.
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!
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 in Petro 125 prior to the ceremony.
Bachelor and Associate Graduate regalia is available in store or online for approximately 6 weeks up to graduation.
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."
Law Degree / Doctor of Nusing Practice
Law and Doctor of Nursing Practice Graduates wear Special Order Rental Regalia.
Law degree graduates must place a Special Order.
Contact Rhonda Wedel: 670-1931 or [email protected]
Washburn Tech Graduates wear blue cap & gown, with silver/navy blue tassel.
Contact Washburn Tech for your cap & gown.
Q: What color are the gowns?
A: 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?
A: 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?
A: 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?
A: 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?
A: 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?
A: 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?
A: 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.