Here is information regarding the purchase of caps and gowns from Broad Street Books and information about the loaner cap and gown program at Usdan. All Wesleyan undergraduates wear red, as you may already know from seeing the commencement photos over the years!
For those who purchase their caps and gowns, we encourage you to donate them to the loaner program for next year’s graduates. More information about collection bins forthcoming.
Best, Dean Brown
From Shelby Choiniere, Store Manager of Broad Street Books:
Congratulations on your achievements! The 2017 Commencement season is approaching soon, and it is time to start thinking about purchasing your graduation regalia. All items can be purchased through Broad Street Books. Class rings can be obtained separately through the Jostens.com website where you can design your own ring in a style that best suits you.
You can now purchase your cap and gown. If you are unable to pick up your regalia at the bookstore, we will be glad to ship it to you. Contact Broad Street Books to place your order and provide shipping information. Payment will be due at the time of ordering. A shipping and handling fee will be applied to your purchase total.
Graduation regalia items are listed below. Prices do not reflect sales tax. All graduation regalia items are non-refundable.
- Undergrad/Bachelor Cap & Gown: $39
- Tassel: $7
- Caps: $12
- Caps and Tassels can be purchased separately. Contact store personnel.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (860) 685-7323 and ask for Erin Ricker. Store hours are Monday–Friday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
From Michelle Myers-Brown, Director of Usdan University Center:
Congratulations to all soon-to-be graduates!
Seniors who do not want to purchase the cap and gown through the bookstore can come to the Usdan Administration Office on the dates below and borrow a set with a $40 deposit. Cash or checks will be accepted for the deposit.
Loaners are available for pick up on May 8, 9, 10 from 9a.m. – 2p.m.
Supplies are limited, so be aware that the availability of the correct size of a cap and a gown for each student is not guaranteed. It will need to be determined on a student-by-student basis. If available, then seniors will complete a form acknowledging both the loan and the return deadline in order to get their deposit refunded.
Caps and gowns must be returned either on the day of commencement, May 28, by 3p.m. or the following business day, Tuesday, May 30 between 9a.m.-3p.m. (the office will not be open on Monday, May 29). Seniors must still purchase their tassel ($7) from the bookstore since those are year specific. If the caps supply is depleted, seniors can purchase them separately from the bookstore.