Wayne State College


Other Attire

Caps and gowns are ready to be picked up at the WSC bookstore during normal business hours. If necessary, you may call the bookstore at 402-375-7099 or 1-800-228-9972, ext. 7099. Please check to see that you have been given the correct robe, mortarboard and tassel – bachelor’s robes have standard sleeves, master’s robes have a unique and oblong shaped sleeve with wrist openings. If you have received an incorrect robe, please exchange this with the bookstore before the ceremony.

We encourage men to wear dark trousers and dress shirts. All graduates should wear dark shoes. Please keep in mind that you will be walking up steps to receive your diploma and down steps to return to your chair.

Nothing should be worn on the outside of the robe, such as jewelry or flowers.

With regard to mortar boards, special requests that involve family traditions or cultural heritage should be submitted to the registrar the two weeks prior to commencement and will be considered in consultation with the President.