Commencement

Academic Regalia Information

Stole of Gratitude example

Attention: Associate, Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree Candidates

DEGREES CONFERRED: JANUARY, MAY OR AUGUST 2019
Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement: Sunday, May 19, 2019, Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St., Bridgeport

ACADEMIC DRESS
All participants in the academic procession are required to wear academic regalia (cap, gown, hood and tassel). In our ongoing efforts to “go green,” the gowns and caps sold to students for Commencement are made of 100 percent, post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Academic regalia purchases are handled through the WCSU Alumni Office.

All information pertaining to Commencement will be sent to your university ConnectMail account and can also be found online on the Commencement website. 

ACADEMIC REGALIA INFORMATION
A full set of academic regalia (cap, gown, hood and tassel) costs:

    • $55 for Associate Regalia (no hood)
    • $70 for Bachelor’s Regalia
    • $75 for Master’s Regalia
    • $25 for WCSU Stole of Gratitude (optional)
    • $10 for an extra or replacement tassel

If you wish to place a special order (individual pieces instead of a full set of regalia), call the Alumni Office at (203) 837-8298 or visit us in Old Main 302.

You may order your regalia as follows:

  • Online orders: Complete the appropriate Academic Regalia Online Order Form. Acceptable forms of payment for online orders are credit/debit cards only.
  • In person/by mail orders: Complete the appropriate Academic Regalia Order Form (PDF) and submit it with your payment to: WCSU Alumni Office, Old Main 302, 181 White St., Danbury, CT 06810. Acceptable forms of payment are check or money order made payable to: WCSUAA Commencement Fund.  Cash is not accepted.

Your order form and payment must be received no later than 9 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019 (Associate, Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree). You must apply for graduation at the Registrar’s Office (undergraduate students) or Graduate Office (graduate students) prior to submitting your academic regalia order. No refunds will be issued for academic regalia. When completing your Academic Regalia Order Form, be sure you know your academic school, major and degree. Late fee after 4/8/19 cost of order plus $30 or if bought or ordered on or after May 8: cost of order plus $50.

 

ACADEMIC REGALIA ORDER FORMS –

Associate Degree Academic Regalia Online Order Form
(credit/debit cards only)
PDF Associates order form
Order deadline: April 8

Bachelor’s Degree Academic Regalia Online Order Form
(credit/debit cards only)
PDF Bachelor’s order form
Order deadline: April 8

Master’s Degree Academic Regalia Online Order Form
(credit/debit cards only)
PDF Master’s order form
Order deadline: April 8

WCSU STOLE OF GRATITUDE
Is there a special person who through educational, inspirational, moral or financial support, made a big difference in your academic achievement? The WCSU Stole of Gratitude offers an opportunity to say, “Thanks for helping me succeed.” Stoles can be purchased from the WCSU Alumni Office, Old Main 302, Midtown campus, and are available for purchase on the Academic Regalia Order Forms. Click on any link above to order a Stole of Gratitude.

HONORS CORDS
Undergraduate honors cords are provided by the Registrar’s Office and are based on the last overall GPA recorded, not including the current semester. You must have earned 45 credits at Western as of the end of January intersession, and must be graduating in May (this spring must be your final semester). The Registrar’s Office will notify all eligible honors cords recipients toward the end of the spring semester.

GRAD SALUTE/ACADEMIC REGALIA PICK-UP

The WCSU Alumni Association will host a Grad Salute on:

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
2 to 7 p.m.
Campus Center Ballroom
WCSU Westside campus

Along with picking up your pre-ordered academic regalia, the event is an opportunity for graduating undergraduate and graduate students to finalize their Commencement needs in one stop. Representatives will be on hand to assist students in making final graduation preparations.

You must provide a photo ID when picking up your academic regalia. If you are unable to pick up your academic regalia, please ask a friend or family member to do it for you (please provide a handwritten note signed with your permission).

Information pertaining to commencement will be sent to your university ConnectMail account and can also be found online on the Commencement Web site. If you have any questions regarding academic regalia orders, call the Alumni Office at (203) 837-8298 or visit us in Old Main 302.

The WCSU Alumni Association is excited that you will be joining our family
that is 30,000 members strong. We hope you will stay connected with Western,
participate in our diverse programs and attend the many events available to alumni.
Good luck in all of your endeavors!