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Cap, gown, and more

Traditional caps and gowns are recommended at all WSU in-person 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.

Check your regalia as soon as  you receive it to make sure everything is correct, please do not wait until the day of your ceremony. 

Student Regalia

Order online through Herff Jones 

Early bird ordering Aug. 21 – Sept. 15

Regular pricing Sept. 16 – Oct. 27

If you missed the deadline, please contact the Bookie ( There is a $30 shipping fee if regalia is ordered after the deadline. 

Click here to begin the online ordering process


Order in person at The Bookie

Grad Fair Oct. 19, 2023, 9 AM –  4 PM

*Note: Regalia is rented; grads may only keep the cap & tassel. 

Faculty Regalia

Academic Regalia for the Fall 2023 Commencement Ceremony may be ordered at no cost online through Herff Jones.

Last day to order is Friday, October 13

Click here to begin the online ordering process.



The Bookie
North East 1500 Terrell Mall
Compton Union Building
PO Box 549
Pullman, WA 99163

509-332-2537, ext. 127

Herff Jones Customer Service

Tips for wearing regalia

  • Wear tassels on the right side.
  • Remove academic caps during the posting of the colors and national anthem.
  • Wear your stoles, sashes, and cords underneath the crimson/grey University yoke. Pull the yoke up snug to your throat with no sagging or gaping. (To do this, reach around to the back and pull the end of the yoke down.) 
  • Doctoral candidates, remove your tam during hooding.

Honor cords

Undergraduates earning a 3.5 or higher grade-point average are considered honor students and can receive a custom WSU honor cord of crimson and silver. Contact your academic department or college dean’s office for information.

(Neither The Bookie nor The Commencement Office provides honor cords.)