Regalia/Diploma Frames

Does my diploma frame come with a tassel?

Diploma frames do not come with a tassel. However, if you order a package that includes regalia, a tassel is included that can be used in your diploma frame. If you want additional tassels, they will need to be purchased separately.

What is included in the regalia package?

The regalia packages include everything you need for your graduation. Packages include: 1 gown, 1 cap, 1 stole, 1 zipper pull, and 1 standard tassel. If you want additional items - such as a zipper pull, tassel, etc. - they can be purchased separately.

What is the difference between crimson and black regalia?

Crimson gowns are for undergraduates while the black gowns are for Master's graduates.

If I plan on wearing heels with my gown, do I need a different size gown?

No - order the size of gown that is proportionate to your height without shoes.

Can I decorate my cap?

Yes, of course! As long as it is appropriate, you can decorate your cap any way you like. But keep in mind, decorated caps are not eligible for returns.

Can I wear a gown not bought from the Wildcat Shop?

Yes - but please have it checked over by the Wildcat Shop before you wear it. We have to make sure that it fits requirements for walking before you can wear it in graduation.


I lost my registration code, is it important?

Yes, the registration code is a VERY IMPORTANT part of your order - it shows that you have registered for walking and gives us permission to process your order. If you do not include this code, your regalia order may be delayed as we wait for verification. For quick and timely processing, be sure to include this code!

Where can I apply for graduation? What if I miss the deadline to apply for graduation?

You will apply for graduation through MyCWU using instructions found on the Registrar's homepage. They will have you answer a few questions about when you plan on graduating, what your major is, and take a quick exit survey about your department. If you miss the deadline for graduation, you will need to contact the Registrar. Please keep in mind that applying for graduation is not the same as registering for commencement.

Where can I register for commencement?

You can apply for commencement starting in March by visiting the CWU Commencement homepage. From there, you can select a ceremony to attend, including Ellensburg AM, Ellensburg PM, or the Kent Ceremony, for those attending classes at the Des Moines, Lynnwood or Pierce County campuses. You will also enter your name as you would like it to be read and more.

Ellensburg Pick-Up

Where do I pick up my regalia?

Once you order your regalia, pick-up will be available first at Grad-Kickoff in April. After that, it will be available for pickup in the Wildcat Shop.

What do I need to bring to pick up my regalia?

Please bring your student ID and a copy of your receipt. If a parent has ordered for you, please come prepared with the information given to them in the confirmation email.

I purchased a diploma frame, but would like a different one. Can I exchange frames?

Yes, of course! Please bring in the frame along with your receipt and we can do an exchange!

Where can I purchase/pick up honor tassels/stole?

Honor tassels can be picked up during Grad Kickoff in April. To learn more about honor tassels or if you have any questions, please contact the Registrar.

Off Campus Pick-Up/Mailing

How long does it take to receive regalia through the mail?

Due to the amount of graduation orders we receive during the weeks leading up to Spring Graduation, processing and shipping time slows down to accommodate orders. If everything is currently in stock, regalia/frame orders will usually be sent out within a week of the placed order date.

What are the locations for the West Side Grad pick-up?

There will be a pick-up location at the Lynnwood center and Des Moines center during Grad Kickoff.

Can I purchase regalia at a campus near me?

During the Lynnwood/Des Moines Grad Kickoff, you are able to purchase regalia as well as diploma frames; however, please be advised that quantities of gowns and frames will vary and we cannot guarantee that we will have the size you want at time of purchasing. If you would like to ensure having the exact sizes, please order through the website.