Cap & Gown, Announcements & Flowers

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.


Danforth Campus

Order your regalia at the University Bookstore Graduation Fair, February 16 – 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you are unable to attend the fair, please order your regalia online by March 25. Final ordering deadline: April 15.

May 16-20, 2016

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, May 16 through Wednesday., May 18

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thurs., May 19

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

The campus bookstore opens early, at 7:30 a.m., on Fri., May 20.

May 20-22, 2016

Rental regalia must be returned no later than Sunday, May 22, 2016. On May 20, 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 20, return regalia to the Danforth Campus store. For more information, please contact the bookstore’s general merchandise department at (314) 935-5606 or rick_parker@wustl.edu.

Medical Campus

Order your regalia at the WUSM Bookstore Graduation Fair, February 17 – 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are unable to attend the fair, please submit a rental (.xls) or purchase (.xls) form by March 4 (to avoid a late order fee). Ordering deadline: April 15.

May 9-20, 2016
Bookstore hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Regalia may be picked up at the Medical Campus bookstore during hours of operation. You must present a picture ID in order to pick up your cap and gown.

May 20-27, 2016
Bookstore hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Return regalia to the Medical Campus bookstore or to America’s Center following the recognition ceremony for MD and PhD degrees.

For more information, please contact the Medical Campus bookstore at (314) 362-3240 or bkswashingtonu@bncollege.com.


Don’t forget: Order graduation announcements

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

Order Graduation Announcements 


New! Graduation flowers now available

Place your order today for a graduation bouquet. Flowers will be available for pickup at Commencement.