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Caps, Gowns, Tassels, Hoods, Honor Cords
Regalia is an important piece of graduation and is required to participate in Commencement Ceremonies.
**ONLY WVSU approved Regalia is permitted**
Please see Regalia Rules and Policies on what is permitted.  

Spring 23 Announcements in Red below!

Summer and Fall 2023 Students: Regalia information will be announced at a later date

SPRING 2023 Prospective Graduates 

If you wish to receive Regalia you must order your personal Regalia to size and degree customization in the provided link within the application. Please see details within the Graduation Application. 
  • After submitting this application, you will be greeted by a confirmation message with an important Graduation Announcement link for Graduation & Regalia.
    • Please read carefully. 
    • Click, copy & paste, or save the link as it will disappear once the window closes.

    • The provided link will take you to important Graduation Announcement information and the ONLY link to order your regalia.

  • ​*We must receive an application in order to graduate and or receive Regalia.
*Regalia orders are restricted to Graduates and Undergraduates completing a Degree Program.

This new process allows students more accurate fittings and flexibility with available shipping to your door. Please enter correct height and weight to ensure proper fitting

*There is no cost of standard Regalia for degree completing students
  • Students are permitted One (1) Standard Regalia package. 
    • Students ordering additional Regalia will be charged full retail price and billed to your account.
  • Dual degree/major students can pick up an extra tassel available at the bookstore, the week of finals, leading to the ceremony.



All orders MUST be completed before the order Deadlines below. 

  • The deadline is outside the University's control and is dependent on the length of time Caps, Gowns and other Regalia items take to make, and ship.

    • Regalia must be worn to participate in the Ceremony

DEADLINES By Ceremony Term 

                                                                                              Fall 2022                                  Spring 2023 

*Ship to BookStore (FREE)                                               Wed., Oct. 26, 2022                  Tues., Feb., 14, 2023  
HomeShip (shipping charges apply)                                    Thurs., Nov. 3, 2022                  Thurs., April 6, 2023  
Faculty Rental (all fees & charges apply)                              Wed., Oct. 26, 2022                Thurs., March 30, 2023



Students still needing Regalia after Deadlines, (did not order online.)

- You may no longer order your own regalia via web.
We will have extras available at the bookstore during the pick up window announced below. 
If you applied and received an email confirmation after you submitted, we received your application and your name will be on a list for pick up at the bookstore, should you need. You do not need to inform me, unless there is an issue I can assist with.

For those obtaining extras at the bookstore, you will need to ensure to inform them...

  1. You are seeking extras so all pieces can be gathered. Cap, Gown, Tassel 
  2. Your degree & major for appriorate gown type, and tassel colors. (you can double check by clicking Degree Specific Information box below.
  3. Your height & weight to size you accordingly. 

Each student is limited to one Regalia package. 

Honor cords and Master Degree Hoods will be picked up during the window below at the Office of the Registrar
If you are 

  • Undergraduate with an overall GPA below 3.25 all your Regalia needs will be at the bookstore for you. 
  • Undergraduate with Latin honors, 3.25 Cum Laude and above overall GPA- Additional Honor cord located in Office of the Registrar 
  • Graduate student, additional hood - Office of the Registrar

Student with active orders ready for pick up (Free Ship to Bookstore Option) 

  • During pick up windows below, you need only give your name and inform the bookstore your regalia was ordered online. Everything should could packaged neatly with your name and specific degree Regalia items. 



Dates Bookstore Time  Registrars Office Time 
Thursday, May 4th, 2023 9 am - 6 pm 8:30 am - 5 pm
Friday May 5th, 2023  9 am - 4:30 pm  8:30 am - 5 pm
M-THUR- May 8th- 11th, 2023  9 am - 6 pm 8:30 am - 5 pm
Friday May 12th, 2023 9 am - 4:30 pm  8:30 am - 5 pm


@Bookstore: @ Registrar Office 
Cap  Undergraduate Latin Honor Cord
Gown  Master Hood



Faculty needing Regalia may click the link below for rentals. (see deadline above) 
  • Rented Regalia can be picked up in the bookstore the week prior to Commencement Ceremony


Please review Regalia Rules as well as proper Degree/Major Regalia items and colors below.
  • You can also click below to order Announcements, Rings or Diploma frames from our Josten's Partners 
  • You can also find the Diploma dimensions for frames and honor cord information at the right of this page.

Return to Graduation Landing Page 

*Diplomas Dimensions 

Undergraduate 8.5 x 11 Landscape 
Graduate 14 x 11 Landscape 


Undergraduate students meeting minimum qualifications of latin honor, cum laude (3.25 GPA) and above, will receive an honor cord. 

Honor cords can be picked up during Rehearsal the Friday evening before Commencement.
Friday December 9th, 2022. See 'Ceremony' for rehearsal details

For more information on latin honor qualifications please refer back to the Requirements and Policies box or click here

*Graduate level students are required to maintain a 3.0, as such, have inevitably high GPA's.
Therefore graduate level students are not qualified for honors.
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