WSU Tri-Cities

Academic Regalia

2015 Graduation Information

Students participating in the Spring 2015 commencement will need to RSVP for the graduation ceremony and apply to graduate.


Regalia can be rented through the Bookie, located in the East building, at a week long Grad Fair from April 20, 2015 – April 24, 2015. During this week, students will be able to pay for and pick up their regalia package, purchase souvenir tassels, and check out an array of custom diploma frames.

Undergraduate rental packageGraduate rental package
Cost $47.94 plus tax and includes cap, gown, yoke, black tassel, and one-year free subscription to the official WSU Alumni AssociationCost $74.92 plus tax and includes cap, gown, yoke, class tassel, and degree specific hood

All student must attend the Grad Fair to receive their regalia. This information can be found at the WSUTC bookstore Facebook and twitter sites.

The Associated Students of Washington State University Tri-Cities would like to congratulate you by reimbursing the cost of your regalia. In order to qualify for reimbursement you must be walking at the WSU Tri-Cities commencement on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The reimbursement is a first come first serve basis.

The 2015 Reimbursement form can be downloaded here.


Graduation announcements can be ordered directly from the customized WSU Jostens web site. Please allow four weeks for delivery.

Souvenir Items for Additional Purchase

The Bookie also has a supply of diploma frames and souvenir tassels. The Bookie is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students who live out of town may contact the Bookie at 375-1084 or

Honors and Honor Cords (Undergraduates Only)

Candidates must have completed at least 30 hours of graded work (grades in which grade points are awarded) at Washington State University in order to be considered for honors.

Cumulative GPA of:

  • 3.90 or higher = summa cum laude
  • 3.70 – 3.89 = magna cum laude
  • 3.50 – 3.69 = cum laude

The appropriate Latin phrase will be printed on the undergraduate diploma and on the final transcript.

The Office of Academic Affairs at WSU Tri-Cities will be providing the honor cords to qualified undergraduate candidates free of charge. Honor cords can be picked up in the West Building, Room 263A.  The honor cords will be awarded to those students participating in the May 2015 commencement who have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher as of December 2014.