Graduation Regalia & Dress

Cullowhee-based graduate and undergraduate students may purchase caps, gowns, hoods, and invitations from the University Bookstore.   Please make these purchases prior to the ceremony.   For price information, please contact the University Bookstore at 828-227-7346.

Asheville based graduate students may order caps, gowns, hoods, and invitations online at

Distant learning students may order gaps, gowns, hoods, and invitations by contacting the University Bookstore at 828-227-7346.

For additional information, visit the Bookstore web site at, and click “Go to WCU Bookstore Online” or email

A list of approved WCU Insignias for the commencement ceremony may be found here
Appropriate Dress for the Ceremony:  Men should wear a white shirt and tie, dark trousers, dark dress shoes, and socks.  Women should wear dresses or dark dress slacks and comfortable dress shoes (avoid high heels due to the hazard of going up and down the stage platform).

Caps should be worn with the mortarboard flat (parallel to the floor).  Tassels are to be worn on the right side of the cap, so as not to block your face from the photographer who will be at the front of the stage.   During the ceremony, men should follow the lead of the Chancellor regarding the removal of caps.  Women may wear their caps throughout commencement.  Please Note:  There are no facilities for securing personal items during the ceremony.

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