Commencement regalia

All students wear the distinctive Washington University gown. The gown is green with black velvet trim and the university’s shield on both sleeves at the shoulder. For graduate students and faculty, black velvet tams replace the traditional mortarboard.

Graduation Fair

The Danforth Campus and Medical Campus bookstores will hold a graduation fair February 19-22 from 10am-6pm.

You will be able to take your graduation portraits, order your regalia, announcements, and University ring. 

Balfour will be at the Danforth Campus bookstore February 19-22 from 12pm-5pm for University ring sales.

Please note only the Danforth Campus bookstore will be taking the graduation portraits.

Danforth Campus

Questions regarding regalia orders please call Rick Parker (314) 935-4561.


May 13-17, 2019

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, May 13 through Wednesday, May 15

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thurs., May 16

Rental regalia will be available for pickup in the bookstore, lower level coursebook area, Mallinckrodt Center. Students will be required to present their university photo ID to claim their orders.

The  bookstore opens early, at 7:30 a.m., on Fri., May 17.


May 17-19, 2019

Rental regalia must be returned no later than Sunday, May 19, 2019. On May 19, return regalia to the lower level of the Danforth Campus store. An additional site will be available between Simon Hall and Seigle Hall. After May 19, return regalia to the Danforth Campus store. For more information, please contact the bookstore’s general merchandise department at (314) 935-5606 or

Medical Campus

Questions regarding regalia orders please call Francisco Orea Retif at (314) 273-4969
or (314) 273-4970.


May 13–17, 2019

Rental regalia may be picked up at the Medical Campus bookstore (map). You must present a university photo ID in order to claim your order. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


May 17–24, 2019

Rental regalia must be returned no later than Friday, May 24. Returns can be made following the Doctor of Medicine recognition ceremony at America’s Center or at the Medical Campus bookstore (map). Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Don’t forget: order graduation announcements

Announce the accomplishment of graduation. Share the news with family and friends. Select from several packages.

Graduation portraits, commemorative gifts and flowers

There are a number of ways to honor your graduate’s achievements and preserve your memories of and celebrate the occasion.