Grad Fair offers discounts on regalia rentals and more

contact: Cara Barnes
| WMU News
Photo of WMU President John M. Dunn congratulating a graduate.

Grad Fair is Nov. 13-14.

KALAMAZOO—Graduation regalia—a traditional black cap and gown—is required for all participants in Western Michigan University's commencement ceremonies. Students graduating in December can enjoy a 20 percent discount on rental regalia, as well as diploma frames, alumni clothing and souvenirs during the two-day Grad Fair sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 13-14 in Textbook Alley on the lower level of the Bernhard Center.

Regalia may also be rented online at or by phone at (269) 387-3930 or (800) 922-6794. The 20 percent discount is available on phone and online orders Tuesday, Nov. 13, through Friday, Nov. 16. Following the Grad Fair, rental regalia will be available at full price online or at Textbook Alley through Saturday, Dec. 15. Rental regalia must be returned to Brown Hall immediately after the commencement ceremony, by 6 p.m.

To attend the commencement exercises, tickets must be reserved through the Registrar's Office. Reservations can be made through GoWMU. Log in to GoWMU and click Graduation Ceremony RSVP under Academic Services. Reservations can also be made by phone at (269) 387-4300. Tickets will be available for pickup at Textbook Alley during regular business hours Tuesday, Nov. 13, through Saturday, Dec. 15.

For more information about graduation regalia and Grad Fair, call the WMU Bookstore Shops at (269) 387-3930 or visit

For more information about the upcoming fall commencement, visit or call the Registrar's Office at (269) 387-4300.