Other graduation products are also available from Herff Jones.
All rentals must be returned by mail by May 13th.
Bachelor and Master students keep your cap and tassel. Doctorate students keep your tam and tassel.
3.50 - 3.69
Magna Cum Laude
3.70 - 3.89
Summa Cum Laude
3.90 or higher
Students who have applied to graduate (Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022) can pick up their honor cords from Floyd 269A (Cashier’s Window) from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m on the following dates:
April 25th – 29th
May 2nd – 6th
Honor cords will also be available for pickup on the day of Commencement at the Toyota Center.
Your WSU student ID is required to pick up your honor cords.
Final honors status (printed on your diploma and official transcript) will be based on all WSU graded credits and grade point average through your last term as an undergraduate, degree-seeking student.
Honor cords are based on fall 2021 hours and GPA.
Only undergraduates are eligible for honor cords; graduate students receive hoods.
The WSU Tri-Cities Bookie will have various graduation items available for purchase on campus before the day of Commencement.
Remove academic caps during the posting of the colors and national anthem.
Wear your stoles, sashes, and cords underneath the crimson/grey 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.
Master’s degree candidates, you will wear your hood during the processional and the ceremony. Check out this tutorial for information on how to wear your master’s hood.
Check out this video from WSU Vancouver for a graduate hooding demonstration!