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Caps, Gowns, Announcements, Photographs, DVD

Caps and Gowns

Caps and gowns may be ordered from Eli's Books (Greencastle Town Square) during the Graduation Fair scheduled to be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 (12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) and in the weeks leading up to Commencement.

Please note:

  • Any additional adornments added to traditional regalia must represent excellence in higher education and academic performance at DePauw University.  

  • Anything that is raised or that does not denote a positive message on the traditional board (cap) must be removed. 


Commencement DVD

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 2019's time on campus.  Each graduate will be seen receiving their diploma.

To pre-order your copy, go to:


Commencement Photography

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. 

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 a different time. Eli's Books works with a vendor for its graduation merchandise.  For more details, call Eli's Books at (765) 653-0618.