Walsh College

Ceremony Preparation

Two weeks before the ceremony you will receive a follow up letter with more ceremony details. Take a look at our check list for final preparations. The videos are especially helpful to figure out how to wear the master hood.

Participant Letter
Cap & Gown Pick Up
Cap & Gown Prep & Videos
Recommended Dress
Special Accommodations


Participant Letter

A letter is mailed to participants approximately a week prior to the ceremony. Details include:  cap & gown online order pick up schedule, graduate arrival time/location, guest arrival/location, and more. 

Cap & Gown Pick Up

If you ordered your gown online and didn't request to have it shipped, you will need to pick it up at the bookstore. Dates are usually the week before commencement. Tickets for these orders are available at the Will Call station the morning of the ceremony in Zion's main lobby.

Cap & Gown Prep

Watch the following video to see how to properly wear the tassel, master hood, gown, etc.

Recommended Dress


We suggest that women wear a blouse and dress pants or a dress. Note: High heels are discouraged, because you will need to walk up and down a series of steps.


We suggest that men wear dress pants, dress shirt, and a tie.

Special Accomodations

If you or a guest will need assistance to accomodate a wheelchair, walker, hearing impaired, please e-mail records@walshcollege.edu. Title the subject line "Special Accommodations" and include your name, type of accommodation needed, and for whom it is for.