Traditional caps and gowns are recommended at all WSU Commencement ceremonies. The Academic Costume Code guides the design of regalia used at colleges and universities nationwide.
Those being commissioned as officers in the ROTC program may choose to wear either their military uniform or a cap and gown.
Even when ceremonies are held online, rather than in-person, many graduates find that wearing a cap and gown reinforces their sense of accomplishment. It creates memorable photo opportunities and gives grads special recognition at small family gatherings.
If you rent regalia for in-person ceremonies that are later canceled, you are still responsible for the cost of the rental.