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Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane

Commencement Information

Regalia Information

Traditional caps and gowns are recommended at all WSU Commencement ceremonies. The Academic Costume Code guides the design of regalia used at colleges and universities nationwide.

Even when ceremonies are held online, many graduates find that wearing a cap and gown reinforces their sense of accomplishment. It creates memorable photo opportunities and gives grads special recognition at gatherings.

Undergraduate, master’s and professional degree students: Order your regalia online through Herff Jones.
This year, regalia will NOT be available to order through The Bookie in Spokane. All graduation regalia orders will go through Herff Jones. Students will be able to choose their degree and campus for ordering information. All regalia will be mailed (shipping is $12.95 via UPS) to the student and will include a pre-paid return label to mail the materials back to Herff Jones within two weeks after graduation.

Rent regalia from Herff Jones

When is the deadline to order regalia?
Regalia should be ordered by Friday, April 11, 2022, to guarantee proper sizes.

What is the rental cost?
Rental Pricing is $65 for Bachelor’s packages, $95 for Master’s packages, and $105 for Faculty/Doctor packages, and $125 for custom PhD packages.

When is regalia due back?
We are not taking regalia back at The Bookie. All materials will be sent back to Herff Jones within two weeks after graduation with the pre-paid return label included with the shipment.

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 and gray 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 Herff Jones nor The Bookie provides honor cords).

Veterans Cords
Information coming soon.

Regalia Questions:
Please direct all questions regarding regalia to The Bookie.
Phone: 509-358-7860