Senior Handbook

Please read the senior handbook cover-to-cover to make sure you know all of the academic deadlines and requirements for graduation.

Caps and Gowns

Seniors who have already ordered caps and gowns: You will be contacted by Herff Jones in regard to your order and will have the option to have your items shipped directly to your home address for no additional cost. If you choose, you may also be issued a full refund for any orders.

Seniors who would still like to purchase a cap, gown or tassel: You may still order your graduation items from Herff Jones online and have your items shipped directly to your home address.

Commencement Announcement Cards & Diploma Frames

If you would like to purchase announcements or a special frame for your diploma, they can be purchased online through Herff Jones, along with your cap, gown and tassel. They will be shipped to the address of your choice.

Senior Memo

The Senior Memo will be sent to you directly and added to this website in April. The memo will include important information and logistics about the Commencement ceremony.


Order official transcripts via web, mail, fax or in person.

Professional Photos

Please see the photo page on this site for more information about Commencement photos.

Post-Grad Careers & Networking

Contact the Student Engagement Center (SEC) to get the career advice you need from networking sessions and workshops, fine-tuning job research materials, identifying potential employers, researching graduate programs and post-baccalaureate internships.  Get trained by SEC to obtain a list of alumni mentors from Whitman Connect, our online alumni database, who can help you learn about career fields, employers and possible job leads.

Have questions about Commencement? Please call the Office of Conferences, Events and Scheduling at 509-527-5366 or email