Graduate Studies

Graduate Hood Sales for Fall 2020

The School of Graduate Studies faculty and staff are greatly disappointed that we do not get to honor graduate students at the traditional commencement ceremony due to the necessary cancelation of the event given the COVID-19 pandemic.

While the actual experience cannot be replaced, the following options are available:

Cap and Gown

  • The traditional WIU cap and gown may be purchased from the WIU Bookstore beginning October 10. An approved graduation application must be on file to be eligible for this purchase.

Graduate Hood

  • A graduate hood may be purchased from the School of Graduate Studies via this online form.
  • Cost of hoods is $65 for master’s and $75 for doctoral if picking up in-person from the Macomb or Quad Cities campus
    • If shipping in the U.S., please add $5 to the total cost.
    • Payment can be made via the following methods:
      • Checks/money orders drawn on a US bank can be mailed to WIU Graduate School, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455.
      • Cash payment (exact amount only) will be accepted in-person on the Macomb campus only during in-person scheduled pickup.
      • Credit card online. Once the order request is received, an email will be sent by a Graduate Office staff member with the credit card payment link included.
    • Hoods cannot be mailed or picked up until payment is received.
    • Available pick up dates/times will be communicated with you once your order is received.

The Fall 2020 graduate diplomas are anticipated to be mailed out the week of January 18 to the address as indicated on each student’s graduate application.