Caps, Gowns, Announcements, Photographs, DVD
Caps and Gowns
Caps and gowns may be ordered from Eli's Bookstore (Greencastle Town Square) during the Graduation Fair (TBA, first week of March) and in the weeks leading up to Commencement.
A Commencement DVD, shot and edited by our media team and including many highlights from your four years at DePauw, will be available following commencement. The multi-camera shoot features Dolby Digital sound and bonus features highlighting the Class of 2017's time on campus. Each graduate will be seen receiving their diploma.
To pre-order your copy, go to:
Commencement photography is provided by GradImages. Professional photographers will shoot you at several locations--as you begin to walk across the stage, as you receive your diploma and shake the President's hand, and as you leave the stage, where you pause in front of a patriotic backdrop and display your diploma with all the appropriate signatures. Following the ceremony you will be able to login to the GradImages website, view your photos, and order the ones you want to keep forever.
[The photographer from last year told us that the handshake photos weren't as good as they could have been and that the problem was gender specific: men often have the tassle hanging down in front of their face, while women tend to be caught in the act of saying "thank you" to the President. So here's your tip for walking across the stage: Make sure your tassle is on the side and just smile silently when you receive your well-earned diploma.]
Announcements, Diploma Frames, etc.
You may order other merchandise through the University bookstore. There are many other companies that will sell you these items. There is no "official" DePauw announcement or diploma frame. If you are ordering a frame, the size of our diploma is 10" X 8". They are printed in a landscape layout (i.e., the width is 10", the height is 8"). If you are ordering announcements, make sure you get the degree right. The degrees we award are Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Musical Arts, and Bachelor of Music Education. We don't award a Bachelor of Science degree, even if your major is in a science. Be sure to check the Commencement time on the announcement. Many of these companies keep the same announcement template from one year to the next and it might have 1:00 p.m. as the Commencement time. Eli's Bookstore works with Balfour for its graduation merchandise: